Happy Lake Ridge–Olympic Hot Springs Loop


Winter Scramble - Happy Lake Ridge–Olympic Hot Springs Loop

Happy Lake Ridge winter scramble starting from Storm King Ranger Station, . . . 12 miles and 4,100 feet elevation gain, . . . hiking South up the Barnes Creek trail and then the Aurora Divide trail to Happy Lake Ridge.

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  • Sat, Jan 23, 2016
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Intermediate
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Adults
  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft

We will meet at the 65th P&R very early Saturday morning unless there are more convenient places to meet depending on where participants live.  More details as the date approaches.

A steep strenuous winter scramble.


Happy Lake Ridge–Olympic Hot Springs Loop

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Aggressive Mountaineering Snowshoes (for steep off-trail use)

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

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