Trip Report    

Teneriffe, Dixie, Blowdown, Crater Lake Peak

A nice loop visiting two small peaks and two insignificant named bumps.

  • Tue, Jan 1, 2019
  • Mount Teneriffe
  • Scrambling
  • Successful
  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • - The Kamikaze trail is a bit icy after the falls, microspikes were helpful.

    - An ice axe would have been nice to have for the very top of Teneriffe, due to an icy layer of snow.

    - The ridges from Mt. Teneriffe to the other peaks have enough powder that snowshoes are helpful.

A loop up the Kamikaze trail to Mt. Teneriffe, then following the ridges to Dixie, Blowdown and Crater Lake Peak, then back down the Teneriffe trail.

I only passed one hiker going up the Kamikaze trail, and saw no one else until I was half way down the Teneriffe Trail on the way back to the car. The Si parking lot was packed when I drove by at 7:30, so the solitude was a nice surprise.

Following the ridges between Teneriffe, Dixie and Blowdown was very pleasnt - the woods are mostly open, and there are trails cut through the denser parts. With about a foot powder on the ground, it was ideal snowshoeing for a solo trip.

Dixie was my favorite summit, with great views of the Olympics, Seattle and the Cascades. Blowdown is completely tree covered, and only worth visiting if continuing on to Si. Crater Lake Peak has some decent views back towards Dixie, Teneriffe and the Cascades, but barely qualifies as a bump - however, it takes less 30 minutes out and back from Blowdown.

11 miles, 5200' gain, 7 hours total (from the old Teneriffe pullout)

Lots of hair ice near the beginning of the Kamikaze trail:



Hair Ice