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Mesahchie Peak is the highest peak of Ragged Ridge in the North Cascades. Mesahchie means "wicked" in Chinook jargon. It is located west of Highway 20 about 7 miles NW of Rainy Pass. Most of the approaches lead to the south rib and a series of class 3-4 pitches to the summit. Expect a lot of scrambling with definite exposure.
|Driving Distance from Portland||340 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||7 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Cascade Alpine Guide: Rainy Pass to Fraser River by Fred Beckey|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 minute series, : USGS Mt Logan and Mt Arriva cover Ragged Ridge <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Mesahchie+Peak&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=38.775203,93.164063&ie=UTF8&ll=48.578737,-120.88038&spn=0.015843,0.04549&t=p&z=15&iwloc=addr"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:>|