Winter Scramble - Spark Plug Mountain (winter)

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  • Sat, Feb 21, 2015 — Sun, Feb 22, 2015
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Winter Scramble
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,200 ft

See Leader "More+" below.

- Crampons or MicroSpikes
- Snowshoes
- Helmet
- Ice ax
- Headlamp with good batteries
- Overnight gear (tent/bivy, sleeping bag, pad, etc.)
- Harness (such as a webbing harness tied with a water knot)
- Locking carabiner
- Cord loop (for a klemheist or prusik)
- Orange NW Forest Pass for each vehicle
- Avalanche gear (metal shovel, probe, beacon)
- GPS unit

This is a 2-day 1-night scramble, camping on snow.
We'll camp Sat night on our way to the summit.
Sunrise at 7am, sunset at 5:45pm.
Info on summitpost for Spark Plug.

This peak is normally climbed in a day but we'll do it as an overnight because snowcamping is fun. :)

We'll only do this trip if the avalanche conditions are safe and if the weather forecasts (this is a nearby peak) are friendly (friendly = no storms, no high winds, no rain at camp, and no single-digit temps). If the trip is canceled then there won't be an alternate destination.

When to meet:
Sat 10am (we'll leave the cars and start hiking then)
Where to meet:
Trailhead, elev 2200 ft
Hwy 2 milepost 58.7, then 0.5 mi SW to TH
0.4 mi past Iron Goat Interpretive Site on Hwy 2
Lat/Long = 47.70805, -121.15649
50+ minutes from Monroe, 85+ minutes from Seattle


Spark Plug Mountain (winter)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See Leader "More+" above.

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