Alpine Scramble - Mount Townsend & Welch Peaks


Alpine Scramble - Mount Townsend & Welch Peaks

Attempt on Mt Townsend, Welch, Hawk, Worthington and Silver Lake Peaks with overnights at Silver Lake. Please read leaders notes.

  • Strenuous 4, Technical 2, Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 20.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,200 ft


Rated as challenging due to the number of peaks we're trying to summit, especially Mt Worthington.

Tentative itinerary

Day 1: Hike in to  Townsend/Welch Peaks saddle.  Drop packs and scramble Welch Peak.  Retrieve packs and continue to Silver Lake to set up camp.

Day 2:  Head up the ridge to attempt Hawk Peak, continue on the ridge to attempt Mt Worthington.  Attempt Silver Lake Peak on our return to the lake.

 a good Mt Worthington report

Day 3:  Hike out.  


Mount Townsend

  • USGS Mt Townsend

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
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