Mount Wow


Alpine Scramble - Mount Wow

Memorial Day Scramble to a place where the views of Mt. Rainier will make you say Wow!

  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,928 ft
  • Pace: Moderate -- target goal 1,000 ft/hr.

7:00 am outside of Whitaker's in Ashford

Other carpool options to be determined by participants and their locations.

This trip is currently scheduled to be the Boundary Trail route however depending on road conditions of Goat Creek Rd, I may change the routing to go from Goat Creek to save 1,500 feet of elevation gain.  Stay tuned!

I am sure that the lower elevation snow will be gone, but I am hoping that there will be enough snow above 5,000 feet to complete the snow scramble requirements for students.

I go at a moderate pace - around 1,000 ft/hr.  Fast enough to keep the heart pumping, but not so fast that we can't talk to each other or take breaks as needed.

Open to all scramble students and graduates from all branches. 

The scramble itself is exploratory but I was part of an attempt of Mt. Wow a few years back where we had to turn around around 4,800 feet due to time.


Mount Wow

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

I will also be bringing a rope just in case, so please bring your harnesses and prusiks. 

Bonus points for yummy "summit snacks"

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