Big Chiwaukum via Whitepine

  • Date:
    2018/10/20 to 2018/10/21
    Car-to-car:
    2 days
    Round-trip distance:
    21 miles
    Elevation gain:
    6,900 feet
    Trip type:
    scramble
    USGS quad:
    Chiwaukum Mountains
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  • Day 1

  • White Pine Trailhead
    White Pine Trailhead
  • Alder
    Alder
  • Snowgrass Mountain
    Snowgrass Mountain
  • Unnamed lake below Grace Lake with Big Jim Mountain in the background.
    Unnamed lake below Grace Lake with Big Jim Mountain in the background.
  • Grace Lake
    Grace Lake
  • Grace Lake
    Grace Lake
  • Snowgrass Mountain above Grace Lake
    Snowgrass Mountain above Grace Lake
  • Snowgrass Mountain
    Snowgrass Mountain
  • Starting the white gas stove
    Starting the white gas stove
  • Day 2

  • Snowgrass Mountain above Grace Lake
    Snowgrass Mountain above Grace Lake
  • On the SW rib leading up to Big Chiwaukum's SE ridge
    On the SW rib leading up to Big Chiwaukum's SE ridge
  • On the SE ridge
    On the SE ridge
  • A false summit
    A false summit
  • On the key ledge on the SW side of the ridge
    On the key ledge on the SW side of the ridge
  • Gaining the ridge just north of the summit
    Gaining the ridge just north of the summit
  • Faded summit register dating back to 1975, in a container placed by the Alpine Roamers.  http://www.alpenglow.org/ski-history/ref/roamers.html
    Faded summit register dating back to 1975, in a container placed by the Alpine Roamers. http://www.alpenglow.org/ski-history/ref/roamers.html
  • Descending the 5' class 3 section on the north side of the summit
    Descending the 5' class 3 section on the north side of the summit
  • Snowgrass Mountain
    Snowgrass Mountain
  • Snowgrass Mountain and Upper Grace Lake
    Snowgrass Mountain and Upper Grace Lake
  • Big Jim Mountain
    Big Jim Mountain
  • A bit of brush
    A bit of brush
  • Big Chiwaukum
    Big Chiwaukum
  • Cottonwood leaves
    Cottonwood leaves

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