Cowlitz Rocks from Paradise
We had intermittent low visibility all day, without the GPS navigation might have been a challenge, the nearby landmarks weren't always obvious. The route we took was mostly a snowshoe with one short section of easy rock scrambling around 7,040' on the ridge SW of Cowlitz Rocks. The summit itself was a walk-up with cornices and a steep drop off on the east side.
approx. 7.5 miles
approx. 2,080 feet
Mount Rainier East
Mount Rainier National Park
5 hours 11 minutes
2 hours 54 minutes ascending from Paradise to summit of Cowlitz Rocks
56 minutes descending from summit of Cowlitz Rocks to where we stopped for lunch at creek crossing
1 hour 3 minutes descending from where we stopped for lunch at creek crossing to Paradise
Cowlitz Rocks from Paradise map
On the way back to Paradise from Cowlitz Rocks
Ridge south of Cowlitz Rocks
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