Wright Mountain (winter)


Alpine Scramble - Wright Mountain (winter)

Wright Mountain is a terrific snow Scramble north of Snoqualmie Pass which includes crossing Snow Lake on snowshoes. Snow depth on the lake commonly exceeds nine feet.

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  • Sat, Apr 30, 2016
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Adults
  • Winter Scramble
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft

MEETING PLACE: East side of Alpental parking lot at 7:00 am.
DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS:  Drive E on I-90 to the first Snoqualmie Pass exit. Cross under freeway to Alpental Road and drive to the end and park in the Alpental Parking lot.  Distance is 55 miles from Seattle 65th Park & Ride and the driving time is approximately 1 hr. 

Wright Mountain is north of Snow Lake which is north of Snoqualmie Pass. When this trip is lead as a Winter Scramble you are able to cross Snow Lake on snowshoes.  That will be the case for our trip as prior year outings in March measured a snow depth of nine feet over the ice on the lake.  Standing in the middle of a solidly frozen Snow Lake you can look up at Chair Peak.  Overall this is an awesome experience.  This is a long Scramble and you need to be strong and in good condition.  Be sure to fill out your carpool preferences when you register for this trip.

PS, Scramble or Basic Climbing students must have completed their snow field trip before taking this trip 

Wright Mountain Snow Scramble Route 


Wright Mountain (winter)

  • USGS Snoqualmie Pass

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Snowshoes 
  • Avalanche shovel and/or probe (bring what you have)
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