Cowboy & Big Chief Mountains


Winter Scramble - Cowboy Mountain

Easy early season winter scramble; time to try out those heavy packs and test drive your snowshoes.

  • Fri, Nov 24, 2023
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: slow enough to enjoy, fast enough to stay warm

Brickyard Park and Ride lot in Woodinville at 6:30 am. Alternatively, you can choose to meet us at the Sultan Bakery at 7:15.  

Destination subject to change as we look for good snow, good weather, and low avalanche danger.  Destination will be  determined 2 to 3 days in advance.

This is intended to be an introductory winter scramble, especially applicable for scramblers new to winter scrambles.  Experienced winter scramblers willing to help train the newer members are encouraged to sign on as assistant leaders. 


Cowboy & Big Chief Mountains

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • MSR Brand Snowshoes (or equivalent)
  • Microspikes
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ski Poles or Trekking Poles, With Snow Baskets

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

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