McClellan Butte


Day Hike - McClellan Butte

Hike up into the snow for a great view and great work-out.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,100 ft
  • Pace: 2-2.5 MPH

Tibbets Lot Issaquah 8:00 AM

This is a day hike so we will not be taking the scrambling part at the very top. This trip is weather dependent--some showers are okay, all-day rain is not. We need to plan for some snow near the top that looks likely to fall early this week, then clearing toward the weekend.  Leader Permission is required due to the likely winter conditions.  Please respond to the following three questions.

1) I have completed a comparable trip this past season--about 3700' gain.

2) I am confortable hiking in snow and with possibly route finding.

3) I have and will bring microspikes, two-trekking poles, gaiters, warms gloves, hat and other winter clothing.



McClellan Butte

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
  11. Gaiters
  12. Two-trekking poles
  13. Microspikes
  14. Warm hat and gloves
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