Alpine Scramble - Peak 6821 (Paddy Go Easy Pass)

Scramble the three summits of Paddy Go Easy above the Cle Elum River.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,900 ft

Olympia folks: I-5 & Martin Way park-n-ride in Lacey, 1:30 pm Saturday. Seattle/Everett folks: North Bend Safeway, 3:00 pm Saturday. Northwest Forest Pass needed for each vehicle.

Saturday: Carpool to Fish Lake Guard Station on the upper Cle Elum River. We will spot a car at the northern trailhead (Trail 1595.1). We will camp there or nearby. Sunday: Drive to southern trailhead (Trail 1328.1) and hike to top of ridge. Traverse main and south summits of Paddy Go Easy Peak. Descend past Sprite Lake to Paddy Go Easy Pass. If time allows, scramble north summit of peak. Descend Trail 1595.1. Strenuous 4, difficulty 3, if all summits visited; otherwise, strenuous 3.


Peak 6821 (Paddy Go Easy Pass)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe (although we may have little or no snow to deal with)
  • Hiking poles a nice-to-have
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