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Winter Scramble - Green Mountain (North Bend, winter)

A nice winter scramble close to home

  • Road rough but passable
  • Snow started from road.  There are a few stream crossings, poles may be helpful.

We started on the unsigned Sitka Spruce Trail at 7am with headlamps on.  The "trailhead" is just on the other side of the concrete bridge on the Middle Fork Road.  Park before the bridge on the left.  Trail was snow covered from the start, but a previous party had been there before us, making navigation simple even in the dark.

We followed the tail, which eventually crosses the CCC Road, onto the Green Mountain Trail, which is mostly an old road, to just near the end  (this spot is known as "The Absolute Last Promontory").  From there we followed the ridge directly to the summit.  Very steep in some places.  We removed some of the excessive flagging on the ridge on the way down.  

The original plan was to do a one way traverse over to Moolock, but the track ended at Green, and it would have taken a very long time to do the traverse with the snow conditions.

We wore snowshoes starting at about 2400' to the top.  Brought microspikes but did not use, they might be more useful as the lower down snow gets more consolidated.

  • 8 hours roundtrip
  • ~4000' Elevation gain
  • ~10 miles

Link to GPS Route on GaiaGPS