Winter Scramble - Mildred Point


Winter Scramble - Mildred Point

A great winter workout at ~12 miles and 3800’ gain. Only for folks fully vaccinated against COVID.

  • Sat, Dec 4, 2021
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Moderate, Winter Scramble
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,935 ft

Longmire Museum at 7AM.

Consistent with recent rains and a freezing level near 9000’, the snow depth near the Mildred Point elevation (a bit higher than Paradise) is much less than normal.  Here’s a webcam photo of the area near Paradise (representative of current conditions at Mildred Point):


This means the Comet Falls trail (an area I normally avoid in the Winter), should be in great shape and may allow us to see Comet Falls on our way to Mildred Point.

To achieve a loop we will begin/end at Longmire, with a bit of cross country map/compass travel between the Cougar Rock Picnic Area and the Comet falls trailhead.  We will return via Rampart Ridge with a possible visit to Point 4100.  Photos from past trips to this venue can be seen here.


Van Trump Park

  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

    USGS Mt Rainier West

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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