Townsend Mountain (Barclay Lake Trail)


Alpine Scramble - Townsend Mountain (Barclay Lake Trail)

Get on up & have ourselves a commanding view of the Wild Sky Wilderness.

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  • Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft

Monroe Park & Ride, 7:00am.

Townsend Mtn, via this route, is more interesting than its plain name.  Will be a boulder field, significant stream crossing, brush-bashing, slabs, ledges & heather meadows.  Maybe some snow; maybe not.  Eagle Creek is pretty gentle, but could be deep this time of year; sandals or sacrificial sneakers needed for the ford to prevent flooding your boots. Helmets optional; low rockfall hazard on this one.


Townsend Mountain (Barclay Lake Trail)

  • Green Trails Monte Cristo No. 143

    USGS Baring

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe (will be needed whether snow present or not)
  • Sandals / Sneakers
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