The Palisades & Marcus Peak

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Alpine Scramble - The Palisades & Marcus Peak

Scramble to two peaks near Sunrise. Rescheduled from 8/10 due to weather.

  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
  • Pace: Moderate -- target goal 1,000 ft/hr.

6:00am South Renton Park and Ride or

6:45am Safeway Enumclaw

Rescheduled from 8/10 due to weather.  We will start at Sunrise Point and descend down to Clover Lake and Hidden Lakes before heading up to the saddle between Marcus and Palisades Peaks.  We will do Marcus first then Palisades.  We'll return the same way.  The scramble itself is exploratory, however, I have explored the Palisades area and scrambled nearby peaks.

I like to go at a moderate pace which simply means fast enough to keep the heart pumping but no so fast that we can't actually talk to each other.   I am totally good with breaks for snacks and photos. 

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The Palisades & Marcus Peak



  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    USGS White River Park
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