Marble Peak via NW ridge

This was the toughest 4 mile trip of my life.

  • Date:
    2012/02/15
    Elevation gain:
    3,620 feet
    Trip type:
    scramble
    USGS quad:
    Silverton
    In:
    Mountain Loop Highway area
    References:
    Car-to-car:
    10 hours 59 minutes
    • 6 hours 13 minutes ascending from Mountain Loop Highway to summit of Marble Peak
    • 4 hours 46 minutes descending from summit of Marble Peak to Mountain Loop Highway
  • Matt fording the Stillaguamish at 7:30 AM
    Matt fording the Stillaguamish at 7:30 AM
  • We did lots of steep traversing
    We did lots of steep traversing
  • Matt on the first of the two short pitches to the summit
    Matt on the first of the two short pitches to the summit
  • Yana on the summit
    Yana on the summit
  • Lindsay on the summit
    Lindsay on the summit
  • Lindsay descending the summit block
    Lindsay descending the summit block
  • The forecasted clear weather was 8 hours late
    The forecasted clear weather was 8 hours late
  • Long Mountain
    Long Mountain
  • Crawling over blowdown
    Crawling over blowdown
  • Chest deep in brush and it is almost dark
    Chest deep in brush and it is almost dark
  • We still have 40 minutes of bushwacking left
    We still have 40 minutes of bushwacking left
  • There is nothing better than sitting on a snowy log in the dark
    There is nothing better than sitting on a snowy log in the dark
  • There is nothing better than fording a freezing river in the dark
    There is nothing better than fording a freezing river in the dark
  • Matt was smart and brought waders for fording the river
    Matt was smart and brought waders for fording the river
  • Matt silhouetted by our car headlights.  I was really looking forward to the heater warming up.
    Matt silhouetted by our car headlights. I was really looking forward to the heater warming up.

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