Activity Notes

Third Mother Mountain is a challenging scrambling peak located near the Carbon River in the NW corner of Mt Rainier National Park.  The approach is on the old Carbon River Road and Wonderland Trail, but the actual climb is off trail requiring good navigation skills.  I have attempted this climb once, but the upper portion will be exploratory.  Expect some adventurous confusion.  Climbers should have scrambling / steep snow experience- NOT a good first climb for someone straight out of BCEP.


Fri May 17- meet at Carbon River trail head in early afternoon and hike 2-2.5 hrs. to Ipsut Creek Campground.

Sat May 18- Third Mother Mountain climb (If we get down early enough we can hike out, but I expect this will take most of the day).

Sun May 19- hike out and drive home.