Mount Stone/South Couloir

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Alpine Scramble - Mount Stone/South Couloir

Priority is for Kitsap Scramble Course students who have completed the rock class and field trip for the course. Registration opens to any other qualified person two weeks prior to the trip.

  • Strenuous 5, Technical 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,400 ft
  • Pace: Sweating

We'll start on the trail in the dark before sunrise. Details to come via email in the week prior to the trip. Parking pass required.

This is a full day of travel. We'll start before sunrise and be doing good to get back to the cars before dark. This can be a very hard slog for some or an enjoyable long walk for others. It really depends on your own conditioning and attitude. Let's make it an enjoyable long walk!

If timing is good, we may drop down to Lake of the Angels on our way down the mountain.

 A NOTE ON CONDITIONING - You need to be in good shape for this. That does not mean that you go to the gym a lot! That means that you are actively and regularly putting on a pack with weight and hiking several miles. That is the only way to really get in good shape for these kinds of activities. I expect you to, and the team depends on you to, be in good shape, capable of doing this trip. Please be ready. This is not an elitist thing. It is a safety matter. Know that the Putvin trail is known to be a steep and strenuous hike.

 Fall/winter trips are always a roll of the dice. Conditions can vary and change the plans last minute. We're hoping for good conditions and weather that make for a great day! In any case, this is a long day. A good size lunch and a few snacks will be needed. Water is available on the route. We'll want a couple of filters for the group. You will need to carry enough water to get to the water sources. I recommend 2 liters minimum.

Planning details to come closer to the trip.

Route/Place

Mount Stone/South Couloir



  • USGS Mt Washington

    USGS Mt Skokomish

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman

    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots (If no snow, a good hiking boot is fine)
  • Protected climbing kit
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