Alpine Scramble - Naches Peak

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Alpine Scramble - Naches Peak

Naches Peak plus either Tahtlum or Yakima if it is dry. Otherwise Three Way and Crystal Mtn

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  • Technical 5, Strenuous 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft

7 AM Enumclaw Safeway west end near the convenience store.  47.198944, -121.981583

The exact destination of this trip will be made on the morning of the trip.  If we expect the rock to be dry, we will go to Naches Peak.  This is a T-5 rock scramble, which many people find very challenging.  It is reportedly hard to protect with a rope, so you must be very confident in your rock scrambling skills.  The hike in is not very far, so if there is time following Naches, we will also do either Tahtlum or Yakima Peaks.  Those are easy scrambles.

If we decide the rock will likely be wet, we will skip Naches and instead scramble Three Way Peak.  This too is a challenging scramble, but reportedly not as hard as Naches.  If there is time, we will also hike up to Crystal Mountain, also known as Silver King.  It is regarded as a hike not actually a scramble after the snow is melted.

 

Route/Place

Naches, Yakima & Seymour Peaks



  • USGS Chinook Pass

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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