Experience Field Trip

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Experience Field Trip - Silver Peak

Seattle Alpine Scramble Experience Field Trip Make-up Make-up Trip offered to those students specifically needing make-up credit for the original Experience Field Trip offered June 1 & 2

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft

Meeting Time: TBD, expect a note prior to trip with more details.

Meeting Place: Travelers Rest -- the WSDOT toilet facility at Snoqualmie Pass.  Take I-90 eastbound exit 52 (West Summit).  Turn right at the bottom of the ramp and proceed roughly half a mile, past some of the ski area facilities on your right and past a restaurant, gas station, and convenience store on your left.  Travelers Rest will be on your left: the WSDOT shares the facility with a small gift/coffee shop.

From Travelers Rest we will proceed to Easy Pass on the Forest Service road that begins behind Hyak and curves up and behind the ski areas to Easy Pass.  This road is passable by street vehicles driven with care and confidence, but has its rough and rocky areas.  Folks who don't wish to subject their vehicles to this experience should organize their own car pools prior to arriving at Travelers Rest.  Cars driven to Easy Pass (which is a trail head on the Pacific Crest Trail) will need the standard Forest parking pass or equivalent.

Participants pre-registered are eligible for make-up; anyone else must e-mail the leader at the Seattle Alpine Scramble Committee (scrambling.seattle@gmail.com) for permission to join.

We will spend minimal time on the PCT and no time at all on the usual summer way-trail approach.  As noted in the initial description above, this will be a real scramble on real scrambling terrain, including some loose and some stable rockfall slopes, some bushwhacking, stream crossings, and some moderate and occasionally steep snow.


Silver Peak

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