Alpine Scramble - Mount Pilchuck (winter)

Despite the title, this is a traverse of Mt Pilchuck, going west to east and crossing the Bathtub Lakes Basin, with a key-exchange with a group going east to west (labelled Mt Pilchuck East Ridge).

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  • Sat, Sep 20, 2014
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Intermediate
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

Verlot Ranger Station, 8:00 am

This is a traverse of Mt Pilchuck involving two parties. We will meet the other party (led by Barbara Motteler) at the Verlot Ranger Station and exchange cars. We will drive their cars to the Mt Pilchuck trailhead on the west side of the mountain and then hike the popular trail to the lookout at the summit, then scramble eastward, across the Bathtub Lakes Basin and down to Pinnacle Lake, where we will pick up the trail to Bear Lake and the Bear Creek trailhead. Meanwhile, Barbara's group will drive our cars to the Bear Creek trailhead and do our trip in reverse. We will meet midway and exchange keys. The Bathtub Lakes Basin is gorgeous, especially when the leaves of the copious blueberry bushes have turned red for autumn.


Mount Pilchuck (winter)

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