Alpine Scramble - Wright Mtn

Wright Mtn

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7:30 AM at Alpental Parking Lot
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 we will likely encounter a snow depth of ten feet over the ice on the lake. Standing in the middle of frozen Snow Lake you can look up at Chair Peak. Overall this is an awesome experience.

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.

- Ice Axe is always required.
- Snowshoes with aggressive points on the bottom such as MSR.
- Crampons. They will probably NOT be required. However, if we have a big rain/freeze cycle, then they might be. In that case, I will notify everybody of the change.
- Avalanche shovel and/or probe. We should have 4 shovels and I will bring a probe. Please notify me if you have shovels.
- Forest Passes will not be required if Alpental ski area is still open, which is likely. I will let you know if that is not the case.

From the main Alpental Ski Area parking lot we will hike the route of the summer trail to Snow Lake. We will snowshoe across the middle of Snow Lake, then up to Wright Mountain at the north end of the lake.

Leader permission required before signing up for this trip.

Here is a link to a printable map of the area:,-121.452913&t;=t2&z;=14

You can zoom in on this map, Press Ctrl-PrntScr to copy the screen Image to the clipboard, paste it into the Microsoft Paint program, crop it to size, and print. Please note I will email a map including the route prior to the trip.

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