Middle Chiwaukum

  • Date:
    2012/04/15
    Round-trip distance:
    10.4 miles
    Elevation gain:
    5,123 feet
    Trip type:
    scramble
    USGS quad:
    Chiwaukum Mountains
    In:
    Highway 2 Corridor
    Car-to-car:
    9 hours 26 minutes
    • 5 hours 22 minutes ascending from Cascade Meadows Baptist Camp turn-off to summit of Middle Chiwaukum
    • 4 hours 4 minutes descending from summit of Middle Chiwaukum to Cascade Meadows Baptist Camp turn-off
  • We parked on White Pine Road at the entrance to Cascade Meadows Baptist Camp (the road was plowed to here) and snowshoed to the White Pine trail head.
    We parked on White Pine Road at the entrance to Cascade Meadows Baptist Camp (the road was plowed to here) and snowshoed to the White Pine trail head.
  • After the trail head we ascended steep forested slopes for a few thousand feet.
    After the trail head we ascended steep forested slopes for a few thousand feet.
  • North Chiwaukum (7132) to the left of the ridge.
    North Chiwaukum (7132) to the left of the ridge.
  • Jim Hill Mountain in the background.
    Jim Hill Mountain in the background.
  • The view SE of North Chiwaukum.
    The view SE of North Chiwaukum.
  • A banner cloud off the summit of Middle Chiwaukum.
    A banner cloud off the summit of Middle Chiwaukum.
  • The last hundred feet to the summit of Middle Chiwaukum.  The wind was strong enough to knock me to my knees a couple times.
    The last hundred feet to the summit of Middle Chiwaukum. The wind was strong enough to knock me to my knees a couple times.
  • Descending off the summit of Middle Chiwaukum.  It was so windy nobody stayed longer than a minute.
    Descending off the summit of Middle Chiwaukum. It was so windy nobody stayed longer than a minute.
  • The people descending ahead of me, partially obscured by blowing snow.  There is probably only a breeze in the larch forest visible in the basin below.
    The people descending ahead of me, partially obscured by blowing snow. There is probably only a breeze in the larch forest visible in the basin below.
  • Finally out of the wind on the west slope of North Chiwaukum.
    Finally out of the wind on the west slope of North Chiwaukum.
  • Back to White Pine Road
    Back to White Pine Road

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