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Winter Scramble - Missing Route/Place

Red Mtn (winter)

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6:15 AM at Issaquah Park and Ride Transit Center
THIS IS THE RED MOUNTAIN NEAR CLE ELUM LAKE.

MEETING PLACE:
Meet inside the Issquah Transit Center parking garage on the first floor in the Northeast corner at 6:15 AM. We will consolidate cars there. Seattle folks should use the club website to arrange carpools to Issaquah.
Call me at 6:15 AM on my cell phone at 425-442-6411 if you are running late or will not be able to come.

GEAR:
- Ice Axe.
- Snowshoes. You must have a pair with agressive points on the bottom such as MSR.
- Avalanche Becon. Not required, but I strongly recommended that you have one and know how to use it.
- Avalanche shovel and/or probe. We should have 3 of each for the group. Please bring one or both if you can
- Crampons. They will probably NOT be required. However, if we have a big rain/freeze cycle, then they might be. In that case, I will notify everybody of the change. Everybody should either own a set of crampons or Microspikes.

ROUTE:
We will drive up the Salmon La Sac Road and turn left on the Cooper Lake Road (#46). On that road we will cross the river and drive about 1/2 mile or until the snow stops us.
We will walk north up road #46 about a mile and turn left/west on the Red Mountain trail (shown on the 7.5' maps).
We will follow the trail/ridge up to Point 5900'. That is the point abuot 400 meters north of the word "Red" on the 7.5' map.
We will head south along the series of ridges taking us over Point 5722, Point 5703 and Point 5560. That last one is the point about 800 meters south of the word "Mountain".
We will then head east down the ridge to the cars maybe taking in point 5085 along the way for bonus points.
Obviously, if conditions make for slow going or the wind is nasty on the ridge, we will bail out early and head back down. I have been up to the first point and found the route to be easy to scramble east-side forest and ridge.

TOPO:
Here is a link to printable map of the area: http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=47.388646,-121.132336&t;=t2&z;=14

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