Alpine Scrambling Course - Kitsap - Field Trip 2

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course - Kitsap - Field Trip 2 - Mount Townsend & Welch Peaks

Scramble up Mt. Townsend and along the ridge to possibly Welch Peaks

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  • Strenuous 4, Technical 2
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,900 ft

Meet at the Quilcene Ranger station at 7:30am. 


Northwest Forest Pass required for parking.


Mount Townsend

  • USGS Mt Townsend

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

This is fairly easy and trail mostly flat dirt with some exposed tree roots and rock.  Dress appropriately.  No helmet, ice ax required.  No hasty harness.  Take ten essentials.  Take at least two liters of water.  No water on trail.  Take snacks/lunch. 

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