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Tatoosh Ridge

A glorious day of fun snow scrambling

  • Sat, Nov 19, 2022
  • Tatoosh Ridge
  • Day Hiking
  • Successful
  • Road rough but passable
  • Some trees down, manageable. Snow covered most of the time

Thanks to trip reports on WTA (also left trip report there), I brought ice axe and put it to use. Two sections to summit are a bit sketchy, steep cut through, but once getting over it's relatively easy. I followed foot tracks and I feel comfortable. Then I hiked from the summit to the ridge, there's one spot quite exposed. I circumvented that spot, but on the detour it was still steep and I slipped and had to self arrest

Road is snow free, some potholes but not too bad that I think a sedan could make it with some care.

Normal winter gears used - spikes, gaiters, ice axe. Brought snowshoes but didn't use it. Snow is hardened most of the time (condition could change, as always) though some spots might be knee deep.

Started 10am, got back to car around 7. Met only a pair of hunters the entire day.

Tracking and pictures:

From summit you will see Mt Hood, Mt Adams, Mt St Helens, and of course Mt Rainier.

Old Snowy Mountain

St Hellens in distance

Not so sketchy summit to ridge part, sorry didn't take more pictures

Mt Rainer

Mt Adam