Intermediate Snowshoe - Lookout Mountain (Methow Valley)


Intermediate Snowshoe - Lookout Mountain (Methow Valley)

Snowshoe trip to an actual lookout on Lookout Mountain, if weather and snow conditions allow. Best to plan this as part of a trip to the Methow Valley over long holiday weekend.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,100 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

Somewhere in Twisp, 8am

A snowshoe trip to Lookout Mountain in the Methow, taking the winter route as described in Dan Nelson’s book, but please note his elevation calculation is wrong, making it seem more moderate than it actually is.  

Route starts off following a road, before we cut a large switchback heading straight uphill, and then follow the ridge, sometimes steeply to a false summit.  From here, we drop about 200’ before climbing up to the final summit, adding a shy 1000’.  Sharing trail breaking duties will be our key to success.

NOT open to 2022 Intermediate Snowshoe students, as you have not yet done your field trips by this date, sorry!

Weather: as with all winter trips, weather and snow conditions may either change or cancel plans.

Covid: As parking is highly limited at the trailhead, we will be carpooling from Twisp, so only fully vaccinated participants will be welcome on this trip.  We will also wear masks when traveling together in vehicles.


Lookout Mountain (Methow Valley)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Snowshoes
  • Poles
  • Ice axe
  • Snow shovel
  • Microspikes or other traction devices
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