Mount Stuart/Cascadian Couloir


Alpine Scramble - Mount Stuart/Cascadian Couloir

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  • Technical 5, Strenuous 5
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 8,000 ft

See Leader "More+" below.

- Helmet
- Ice axe
- Harness (such as a webbing harness tied with a water knot)
- Locking carabiner
- Cord loop with 2-3 ft reach (for a klemheist or prusik)
- Overnight gear (tent/bivy, sleeping bag & pad, etc.)
- Orange NW Forest Pass for each vehicle

We'll take the standard Cascadian Couloir route.
This is a 3-day 2-night trip.
Fri, hike in & camp | Sat, summit and camp | Sun, hike out.
Sunrise is at 6:44am, sunset is at 7:25pm.
This is 4 days after a full moon.
Stuart is the 10th highest summit in WA.
For more route info check out
There's also some good info in Routes & Places.
Here's an image of the Cascadian route.

We'll only do this trip if there's no rain in the forecast...if the trip is canceled due to weather then there won't be an alternate destination.

Here's our approximate route...
...on a USGS topo map (zoom in for more detail)
...on a Google Terrain topo map (zoom in for more detail) a KML file download for Google Earth, GPS units, etc.

When to meet
Fri 2pm (be ready to leave the cars and start hiking then)
Where to meet
Esmerelda/Ingalls TH, elev 4260 ft
I-90 exit 85 then 29.6 mi N to TH
Lat/Long = 47.436776, -120.937023
2:45 drive from Bellevue


Mount Stuart/Cascadian Couloir

  • Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    USGS Mount Stuart

    Green Trails The Enchantments No. 209S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See Leader "More+" above.

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