Alpine Scramble - Vesper Peak

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft

Let's meet at the Verlot Ranger Station at 7:30AM Saturday morning.

Contact Nate if you have any questions.

FR 4065 will be a bit rough and there will be one or two narrow sections due to washouts but it should be passable even without a high clearance vehicle.
Northwest Forest Passes are required to park at the trail head.

From recent trip reports it looks like we will be on snow once we near the lake.
Please pack your boots, crampons or spikes (just in case), ice axe, helmet, 10 essentials, and enough food and water to last a long day.

Keep an eye on the weather and pack accordingly:

Here are the WTA & Mounties pages on Vesper (including driving directions):

This GPS track is a reasonable approximation of the scramble route:

If you are interested I've created a carpool page:


Vesper Peak

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Trip Reports