Lanham Lake & Sam Hill Peak


Winter Scramble - Sam Hill Peak

Moderate winter scramble to a seldom visited peak east of Stevens Pass

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  • Tue, Feb 4, 2020
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Winter Scramble
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,000 ft
  • Pace: moderate

Brickyard Park and Ride Lot, 6:00 am. (Alternatively, you can meet us at the McDonald's between Sultan and Startup at 6:30.)

Destination subject to change due to weather, snow, or avalanche conditions.

The trip starts at the Stevens Pass Nordic Center and takes an easy snowshoe trail to Lanham Lakes. We then scramble from there, south to the head of the valley and along a short ridge to the top of Sam Hill peak, the little brother of nearby Jim Hill peak.


Lanham Lake & Sam Hill Peak

  • USGS Stevens Pass

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Crampons or Microspikes
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Snowshoes (MSR brand preferred) 

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

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