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Plummer Peak, Tatoosh Range, Mt Rainier N.P.

  • Sunset Transit Center

    10470 SW Barnes Rd, Beaverton, OR (map)

    45.510579 -122.781748

  • Let's do a winter ascent of Plummer Peak in Mt. Rainier N.P.

    Tentative date, Saturday, December 21, first day of winter.

    Date may change due to conditions.

    Bring your skis or snowboard for the ride down, or walk or glissade.

    There are many factors to consider before  doing this peak.

    Road closures, weather, avalanche danger. 

    Go, No go decision will be made the week of, or the day before the (weather) climb.

    I'd also like to check out a couple nearby peaks, The Castle and Pinnacle Peak (exploratory).

    Trailhead-Reflection Lakes Parking Lot(4860').

    Plummer Peak el. 6300' +/-

    RT. 5 miles +/-

    Difficulty - Easy to Moderate, Snow to 25 degrees

    required gear - none, freedom of the hills.

    recommended gear - crampons, ice axe.

    More information can be found in the guidebook "Selected climbs in the Cascades" vol. II

    Mount Rainier N.P. service has a 12 person limit to group size for day hiking. 

    PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Northwest Wilderness Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trail-head or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.

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  • Susan

    A TR for the winter route just got posted up on NWHikers. Looks like they had really good conditions last weekend.

    1 · November 25, 2013

  • Sean Y.

    I am okay with the additional 2-3, mostly flat miles. If the snow if good, skiing would be fun and faster.

    November 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Dave, I'm looking at an alternate plan.

    November 25, 2013

  • Dave

    FYI.. The park service doesn't plow the Stevens Canyon road in the winter and the road is already closed for the season. In the winter, the closest parking to Reflection Lakes Trail is Narada Falls or Paradise, which adds 2 to 3 miles or so one way to the RLT respectively.

    November 25, 2013

  • V i e t

    Is anyone planning on bringing skis/snowboard?

    October 20, 2013

  • Dave G.

    Hi Bruce. We did both on the same day. It took 8 hours, but we went pretty slow. It could be challenging to do Plummer, Pinnacle, and Castle with the shorter daylight, but I think Plummer and Pinnacle could be doable. I love the Tatoosh, this is one of my favorite areas!

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dave, did you do both on the same day? What was your time?

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good question Rick. I'll bring axe and crampons. It really depends on conditions though. I want to leave this event open for all levels. There may be some steep snow that some are uncomfortable with. I am not roping up for this.

    October 20, 2013

  • Dave G.

    I will definitely bring snowshoes, and carry crampons, in case. I climbed Castle and Pinnacle earlier this year. Pinnacle is an easy 4th class scramble up and down, but would be more challenging in the winter.. Castle is a little more technical, probably low 5th and a rap off the top.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Bruce what kind of gear is this entailing? Is it crampons n ice axe or more involved?

    October 20, 2013


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