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Mount Rose (winter)

Mount Rose (winter)

  • Sat, Jul 5, 2014
  • Mount Rose
  • Scrambling
  • Successful
  • Road suitable for all vehicles

Trip Date: April 26, 2014
Start Location: Mt Rose Trailhead
End Location: Mt Rose Trailhead
Elevation Gain: 3551ft
Trip Leader: Curtis Stock

General Activity Notes:
There is a nice little parking lot at the trailhead. Departed the trailhead at 9:20am and reached the trail split at 10:15. Took the left-hand (direct) branch. On the summit by 11:11am. Elected to return via the loop.

Route conditions: (for climbs, scrambles, snowshoe trips, etc.):
Trail was in good condition. There were a couple inches of snow on the upper section but no route-finding difficulties.

Permits required?
None. The trailhead parking lot is on Tacoma Power managed land so no Northwest Forest Pass is needed.

Driving / parking notes:
Road was clear and dry. Good parking at the small trailhead parking lot.

Equipment notes:
Carried but did not use ice axe.

Required Skills:
Winter scrambling skills.

Flora & Fauna:
Encountered a very aggressive camp robber while trying to eat a bite at the summit.

Weather Notes:
Mostly overcast with light snow falling on top. Some light rain encountered during the lower portion of the descent.