The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
Located in the Tatoosh range in the southern end of Mt. Rainier Nat. Park, this 2 peak link-up offers a classic alpine scramble. The round trip hike of about 7 miles starts at Longmire on a well maintained trail rising through beautiful ancient forest, and tops out on a saddle between the two peaks. Along with a park entrance fee, all of the Tatoosh peaks offer spectacular views of Mt. Rainier - on clear days. This is good beginner trip and fairly close to home. Be prepared for a an exposed scramble on Eagle, and 3rd class tree climbing on the "Hobbit trail" of the Chutla Ridge. "Tatoosh" means 'nourishing breast " in the local Native American language. To make a more ambitious day out of it, add in neighboring peak Wahpenayo. In later season, leave the crampons, ice axe, harness and possible rope and helmets home.
|Driving Distance from Portland||150 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||2 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Relevant Books||Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey 75 Scrambles in Washington by Peggy Goldman|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 ½ minute series, Tatoosh Lakes|