Marble Peak via NW ridge
This was the toughest 4 mile trip of my life.
approx. 3,620 feet
Mountain Loop Highway area
Matt's trip report
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
We did lots of steep traversing
Matt on the first of the two short pitches to the summit
Yana on the summit
Lindsay on the summit
Lindsay descending the summit block
The forecasted clear weather was 8 hours late
Crawling over blowdown
Chest deep in brush and it is almost dark
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 fording a freezing river in the dark
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.
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