Mount Wow


Alpine Scramble - Mount Wow

Mt Wow 6040'

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,400 ft
8:00 AM at Gateway Cafe near the Nisqually entrance to MRNP
Scramble rating 4-3, USGS Mt. Wow, 7 miles, 3800' gain. Sneak into the Park by trail and gaze at the unfamiliar (to Seattleites) but spectacular southwestern flank of Rainier. Good trip for students looking to expand their horizons. Challenges include nearly 4000' elevation gain, routefinding up forested slopes with some brush, and a short rocky ridge spine.

Mount Wow

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