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Alpine Scramble - Rock Thunder Peak

A wonderful scramble with a bit of everything: rock, scree, boulder fields, brush bashing, tarns, views, ridge runs, glorious meadows, and blueberries and huckleberries everywhere. Everyone on the trip was surprised that this scramble, so close to Seattle, so glorious, is done so seldom that it is still pristine.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles

A wonderful scramble. Take the trail to Snow Lake, then head due east to the pass between Snoqualmie Mountain and Rock-Thunder. Stay close to the numerous tarns and traverse numerous blueberry and huckleberry filled meadows. This part of the trip is especially scenic. The last hundred vertical feet before the pass are quite steep and require careful route planning. From the pass, follow the ridge north to the  summit.  The ridge run is pristine with no footpaths.  Views from the summit are stunning.