Sourdough Mountain


Day Hike - Sourdough Mountain

Sourdough Mtn

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,085 ft
6:30 AM at Ash Way P&R;, Everett
From the WTA Hiking guide: "Grueling is the hike. Awesome are the views. Supreme is the experience. One of the most challenging trails in the North Cascades, the arduous haul to the historical lookout atop Sourdough Mountain is worth every ounce of sweat you'll expend. And you'll expend plenty. A mile straight up and 5.5 on the ground-can you say steep? But a priceless panorama of craggy, spiraling, glacier-hugging, cloud-piercing, unbelievably breathtaking peaks are the payoff. And directly below is an added dividend-Diablo Lake's surreally turquoise-tinted waters." We will meet early, divide into carpools and travel north to the trailhead about 2 hrs and 10 minutes from the Ash Way P&R; in Lynnwood. Directions:,+Picnic+Point-North+Lynnwood,+WA&daddr;=48.7179,-121.1455&hl;=en≪=48.715091,-121.151776&spn;=0.015432,0.0421&sll;=48.7179,-121.1455&sspn;=0.246899,0.673599&geocode;=Fasn2gIdaXm2-CGsuge82foyVCnFuIMttAWQVDGsuge82foyVA%3BFUxg5wIdZHfH-A&oq;=ash+way+park&t;=p&mra;=ls&z;=15. We could encounter a bit of residual snow in the final ridge walk to the lookout, but most should be melted out by now according to the latest trip reports. More details and weather will be mailed to participants a few days in advance of the trip.

Sourdough Mountain

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