Camp Muir & Anvil Rock


Winter Scramble - Camp Muir

Camp Muir (winter)

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  • Winter Scramble
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,600 ft

6:00 AM at South Renton Park and Ride

In the event that the weather forecast for Rainier is bad (all clouds and/or 90% chance of precipitation and/or winds at Muir > 20 MPH and/or high avy danger), we will NOT go to Rainier and instead go east to the Cle Elum / Salmon La Sac area, (one of several hills over there to be choosen by the group). In that event, we will meet at the Issaquah Transit center Park and Ride at 6:00 AM. Only sign-up for this trip if you are willing to go to the backup destination. I will make the decision Thursday evening and email everybody.

We will follow the standard route up from Paradise. Note that it is just short of 5000' gain. In order to complete this, the pace needs to be fairly brisk. Not really faster than my normal trips, but be warned that there will be few breaks on the way up.

Ice Axe - Required.
Snowshoes – Ones with agressive traction are required (such as MSR)
Avalanche Beacon: – Recommended, but not required.
Avalanche Shovel – Recommended, but not required.
Avalanche Probe – Recommended, but not required
Crampons – Leave them at home.

South end of the South Renton Park and Ride at 6:00 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.

This is a long scramble. My guess is we won't be back until late in the evening.


Camp Muir & Anvil Rock

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