Russell Glacier

Carbonado, Washington 98323

Russell Glacier

Russell Glacier Professional Review and Guide

"This is the ultimate midsummer tour for skiers and snowboarders alike. A brief trail approach through forest launches the climber onto snow-covered ridges and meadows that terminate at the top of a steep headwall at 10,000 feet.

The most delightful aspect of this tour is that the top 3,000 feet of the downhill run are plainly visible from Seattle, so that the memory of this tour is refreshed whenever Mount Rainier is not obscured by clouds. Difficulties: Moderate avalanche potential; glacier travel; routefinding required; permit / fee area."

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
12 hours
Best June to July, earlier if you can get up the road
4,980 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,000 feet
Top Elevation
USGS Mowich Lake
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Jul 2018