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Alpine Scramble - Mt Stuart 9415

Mt Stuart 9415

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Longs Pass / Cascadian Couloir Meeting time:
Saturday 5:30 AM at the Esmeralda trail head, (end of Tennaway road). Plan on camping there Friday night. Rating:
5-5 8000' gain. This is a very challenging scramble. You must be in excellent condition and feeling your very best. Pace:
Fast. That is you if on a normal scramble, you spend much of your morning waiting for most of the party members to catch up. Water:
We will stop to filter water at Ingalls Creek both coming and going. You need capacity for at least 3 - 4 quarts, but can start with probably 1.5 Rain / Clouds:
If there is steady rain and/or the summit is socked in with clouds, then the trip will be scaled back appropriately. You don't climb Stuart on a bad day. Carpool:
We will meet at the I-90 Highpoint exit, (#20) on Friday evening at 7:30 PM. I will send out the roster on Thursday so Seattle folks can carpool to Issaquah. Gear: Helmets are required. Hiking poles are nice to have. Axe is not necessary(we won't touch any snow). Mini-Gaitors are nice to have because several areas have sandy and/or small rocks that will get in your boots. MAPS: Following are some jpg images of maps of the location of Stuart and the climbing route. They are fairly large, so they might be slow over a dial-up line. You can print the detailed one to save yourself the cost of buying the USGS. http://home.comcast.net/~johngilbertwentclimbing/Routes/Stuart.JPG http://home.comcast.net/~johngilbertwentclimbing/Routes/StuartOverview.JPG To most efficiently print the detailed file above, see these tips: http://home.comcast.net/~johngilbertwentclimbing/Misc/PrintingTips.htm
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