Alpine Scramble - Wahpenayo Peak

Strenuous traverse loop (~15 miles and ~5000') of Wahpenayo, Cliff Lake, Denman, Plummer, and Paradise River waterfalls (Narada, Madcap, Carter) with crossing of Nisqually River.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft

A variety of P&Rs (depends on party members) with departure from Longmire Museum at 7am.

Beautiful and strenuous loop traverse that begins/ends at Longmire of ~5000' elevation gain and ~15 miles with ~4 of those miles cross country.  We'll take the Eagle Peak trail until going cross country at ~5000' elevation towards Wahpenayo.  After leaving the summit of Wahpenayo we'll traverse the slope SE of the Tatoosh Crest to reach Cliff Lake, then ascend Denman and Plummer Peaks before reaching trail at the Pinnacle/Plummer saddle.  After that we'll hike the trail to Reflection Lakes, and the Wonderland Trail back to Longmire that visits the waterfalls along the Paradise River (Narada Falls, Madcap Falls, Carter Falls) with a final crossing of the Nisqually River near Cougar Rock.  


Wahpenayo Peak

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