Surprise Lake & Mountain


Winter Scramble - Surprise Mountain

Gorgeous but strenuous snowshoe past Surprise Lake and Glacier Lake to Surprise Mountain.

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  • Thu, Jan 17, 2019
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Strenuous, Very Strenuous, Strenuous 4, Winter Scramble
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,300 ft

Brickyard Park and Ride lot at 6:00 am or at the McDonald's between Sultan and Startup at 6:40 am.

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


Surprise Lake & Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

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

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