Aurora Peak (winter)

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Winter Scramble - Happy Lake Ridge

A beautiful and strenuous winter scramble from Lake Crescent to vistas overlooking the pristine North Fork Soleduc valley and central Olympics. This 8 mile (round trip) and 4300’ elevation gain trip includes ~4 miles of cross country travel and is for seasoned winter scramblers with recent experience.

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  • Sat, Jan 13, 2018
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Winter Scramble
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,000 ft

Various P&Rs to accommodate attendees (and ferry schedules ;), then ~9am at the Storm King Ranger Station.

A beautiful and strenuous winter scramble from Lake Crescent to vistas overlooking the pristine North Fork Soleduc valley and central Olympics.  This ~8 mile and ~4300’ elevation gain trip to a 4800’ high point on Happy Lake Ridge is more strenuous than might be expected due to several miles of cross country travel.  Participants should expect a late return as well as dinner in Port Angeles.  Photos from a summer trip in this area can be seen here.

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Aurora Peak (winter)


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