Trip Report    

Alpine Scramble - Palisades, Marcus, Brown and South Slide Mountain

Beautiful round trip with rock scrambling, bushwhacking, scree down climbing, boulder hopping, back country navigating and ridge walking

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • No snow. Plenty of wildflowers. Road accessible to all 

On Saturday 8th August, Sean Mathias , Justin W Munn and Jon Larson tagged along with me to do Marcus peak, Palisades peak, Brown peak and South slide mountain on a 4 peak scramble loop in Rainier national park

Marcus peak has some beautiful rock scrambling along the ridge if you take the ridge option

Palisades peak is mostly a bush whack or tree run upto the summit

We took the backside of palisades to connect back to upper palisades lake, which has some yummy scree and dropping down via bush-whack to some beautiful meadows

Brown peak is 17 trees with no views (why is it on Rainier 100 no one knows)

South slide mountain is via a beautiful ridge run with awesome views of the meadows on the ridge and lake to the left

Overall 7 hr 40 minutes and infinite wild flowers

The interesting thing of this trip is all the ups and down of elevation profile

Makes it 40,41,42&43 of my Rainier 100 peaks!

#ourpnw @ Mount Rainier National Park

More photos and Trip report here https://www.instagram.com/p/CDsVY18paSC/