The Ptarmigan Traverse

Marblemount, Washington 98267

The Ptarmigan Traverse

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"In 1938 a Seattle climbing club called the Ptarmigans ?rst completed the high route that would later bear their name. Their incredible tour-de-force began at Cascade Pass and headed south to Dome Peak and the Chickamin Glacier.

Along the way, they made more than a dozen ?rst ascents, sometimes several in one day. Brothers Lowell and Carl Skoog popularized the high route as a ski tour in the 1980s."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
66 km (41 miles)
14,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
3-5 days
3,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
8,788 feet
Top Elevation
Cascade Pass, Dome Peak, and Downey Mountain; recommended: National Geographic #223, North Cascades
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Dec 2018