Snoqualmie Mountain (winter)


Winter Scramble - Snoqualmie Mountain (winter)

Snoqualmie Mtn (winter)

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  • Winter Scramble
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
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Note that Richard Burt is taking over as leader for this trip.

See Required equipement list below

Snoqualmie Mountain is due north of Snoqualmie Pass across from Alpental Ski Area.

ROUTE: From the Alpental Ski Area parking lot we will climb up the steep hill to the valley between Guye Peak and Snoqualmie Mountain. From there we will follow the ridge north to the summit.

DIFFICULTY: The total gain is about 3200’ and the distance is about 8 miles or so. The pace will be moderate, but the route is steep and challenging.

ALTERNATE DESTINATION In the event of high avalanche danger, we we will go somewhere between Mt Si and Mt Margaret (which is just a couple miles past the summit). So the driving distance won't be significantly different. Plan on being flexible.

Trail Pass.
Ice Axe - Required.
Snowshoes Required. Must be ones with big claws on the bottom such as MSR.
Avalanche Beacon - Required.
Avalanche Shovel - Required.
Avalanche Probe - Required.
Crampons - Required for right now. As of 1/15/208, the forecast for next week is clear weather. If that holds, and we go without snow for a week, crampons will likely be required. I will let you know 2 days in advance.

Some of the above items will be left in the cars when we know for sure where we are going.

MEETING PLACE / TIME: We will meet at precisely 7:00 AM at the Tibbetts Valley Park Park and Ride at SR-900 & Newport Way in Issaquah. This is the P&R; south and across the street from the parking garage which is being built at the Issaquah Park and Ride. Directions to Park and Ride

ESTIMATED RETURN TIME: We should be back by 5 PM. Earlier if the weather is nasty. Avalanche Center:


Snoqualmie Mountain (winter)

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