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Mt Pugh

  • Aug 25, 2012 · 7:00 AM

This event is not a hike. It's an off-trail scramble on steep terrain (dirt and rock) with some sections of exposure where a fall could result in serious injury or worse.

Participants must have alpine scrambling experience and frequently hike difficult trails such as Mailbox Peak, Mt Si, and Granite Mountain.


To signup, follow these 4 steps:

1) Read our meetup group's About page

2) Click this link to read the description for a Class 2 scramble: Climbing Washington's Mountains

3) RSVP to join the "Wait List"

4) Answer the 2 RSVP questions


Elevation gain: 5,500 feet

Distance: 11 miles roundtrip

Pace: Moderate (approximately 1,000 feet of elevation gain per hour)

Duration: 6 to 9 hours roundtrip

Permit: NW Forest Pass

Maximum participants: 6

Dogs: Not allowed.

Gear: Headlamp, sturdy boots, water, and lunch

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  • βrian

    While Pugh barely qualifies as an alpine scramble, it's an exceptional peak which requires a great deal of physical exertion to summit. It took us 5 hours to summit and 3.5 hours to descend. Total elevation gain was 5,600 feet. Comfortable temps and minimal bugs made for an even more enjoyable day.

    August 26, 2012

  • βrian

    Todd, I emailed you my cell # and the park and ride location.

    August 24, 2012

    • Todd

      got it. See you in the morning

      August 24, 2012

  • David F

    Hi Brian, have you had good results in the past posting strenuous climbs on Meet Up? I have thought of putting climbs on the calendar but have been concerned about people’s preparedness for a hike like Pugh or Three Fingers.

    August 22, 2012

    • βrian

      Via meetup, I've had success with finding qualified scrambling partners. Not every member knows the meaning of 'alpine scramble' which is why I created and use my 4-step signup process.

      August 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    All I can say is...Good Luck!

    August 22, 2012

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