Big Snow Mountain


Winter Scramble - Big Snow Mountain

Challenging overnight scramble to that big white thing deep in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie.

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  • Sat, Mar 31, 2018 — Sun, Apr 1, 2018
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,300 ft

Eastgate Park & Ride 5:30am.  East side of the lot beneath the overpass.

This will be a very challenging overnight trip.  We'll be using the Dingford Creek route and camping at Myrtle Lake.  If avalanche conditions make this trip unsafe, it will be cancelled.

On Saturday  we'll hike five miles up Dingford Creek and set camp at Myrtle Lake.  We'll then continue to summit.  This makes Saturday about a 10 mile, 5300 foot gain day. On Sunday we'll be out of camp by 9am for the hike and drive out.

Please make sure you are comfortable setting a camp quickly (possibly in snow), doing over 5,000 feet of gain in winter conditions, and are an active navigator.  


Big Snow Mountain

  • USGS Big Snow Mtn

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass

    USGS Snoqualmie Lake

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Snowshoes
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Overnight Gear
  • Crampons (possibly)
  • Avalanche Beacon, Probe, Shovel

Check with leader for any additional group gear or required equipment specific to trip location

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