Polallie Ridge/Tired Creek

Trip

Winter Scramble - Polallie Ridge/Tired Creek

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  • Sat, Feb 21, 2015
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Strenuous
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

Meet at the Issaquah Transit Center parking garage NE corner at 6:15 AM

The ridge has a trail along the north (Alpine Lakes Wilderness) side of the ridge.  If there is no snow, we will simply hike it.  If there is snow we may stay closer to the ridge, (except where it is too sharp).

The goal will be to reach the point shown on the center of this map:

http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=47.455153,-121.173364&z=14&t=t4

If the conditions are dirt and hard packed snow/ice and hiking is actually easy we might be able to do the whole Tired Creek Loop.  But most likely we will return the same way.

NOTE: In the event that the weather is nasty, we won't bother driving all the way over there.  Instead we will hike up Mailbox Peak.

NOTE: SnoPark passes are required at the Salmon La Sac trail head.  We will stop along the way just before Roslyn and purchase them.

 

      GEAR: 

MSR brand snowshoes - Required, but if no snow falls ASAP, we won't take.
Crampons - NO
MicroSpikes - Required (YakTraks ok)
Helmet - Optional
Ice Axe - Required
Metal Avalanche Shovel - Required if we get a ton of snow in the days before.  Other wise not required.
Avalanche Beacon - (same as shovel)
Avalanche Probe Pole - (same as shovel)
Mid length insulating pad and emergency tarp or bivy bag - Highly recommended.

Route/Place

Polallie Ridge/Tired Creek


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