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Intermediate Snowshoe - Mildred Point

Mildred Point

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  • Sat, Apr 10, 2010
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Intermediate
  • Adults
  • Strenuous
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
6:15 AM at South Renton Park and Ride
Due to avy danger, we changed the trip from Wahpenayo to Mildred Point. Below is the original trip listing:

Wahpenayo Peak is at the South West end of the Tatoosh Range on the south side of Mount Rainier National Park.

MEETING PLACE / TIME:
South end of the South Renton Park and Ride at 6:15 AM
You can carpool to the meeting place via the clubhouse assignments or just meet us there. Whether you carpool or not, everybody should meet at the park and ride, where we will consolidate the number of cars.
If you are running late, call me on my cell phone at 425-442-6411.

ROUTE:
We will start at the Longmire Lodge inside the park, hike up the trail towards the peak until snow covers the trail, then proceed up the 5600' notch, then follow the ridge to the summit.
In the unlikely event of high avalanche danger, we will change the destination to Rampart Ridge just north of Longmire.
In the just as unlikely event that the conditions make for very easy hiking on the snow, we will add in an optional ascent of Chutla and/or Eagle Peaks.

GEAR:
- Ice Axe.
- Snowshoes. You must have a pair with agressive points on the bottom such as MSR.
- Avalanche Becon. Not required, but I strongly recommended that you have one and know how to use it.
- Avalanche shovel and/or probe. We should have 3 of each for the group. Please bring one or both if you can
- 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.

TOPO:
Here is a link to a printable map of the area: http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=46.747389,-121.781774&t;=t2&z;=15

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Mildred Point


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