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WASHINGTON ALPINE TRAVERSES

Experience high adventure on the classic high routes of Washington.  These are a selection of trail accessed mountain crossings ranging from third class to technical terrain.  We recommend building fitness with these training trails and alpine skills with a mentor, guide, or groups like the Mountaineers.org.
Have fun and be safe!
Alpine TRAVERSES

TRAIL HEAD LOCATOR

TRAIL HEAD LOCATOR

These less trodden secret passages unlock alpine magic and surefire mountain adventure.

Classic DAY HIKE LOOPS

Mount Rainier – Mowich Side of The Mountain.  Connect Spray Park to Carbon River and back up over Ipsut pass.

Stevens Pass – Shuttle Car from top of the Pass at the ski area to Surprise Creek Trailhead.  Summit peak weather permitting.

Alpine Lakes Wilderness – Connect the Foss River drainage to the Necklace Valley over Iron Cap mountain while stringing together 17 Alpine Lakes (like pearls on a necklace).

North Cascades – Rainy Pass wonder.  Clockwise or counter clockwise?  You decide

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