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Third Mother Mountain is a challenging scrambling peak located near the Carbon River in the NW corner of Mt Rainier National Park. The Carbon River entrance is currently closed due to a road washout, so we will do this climb cross-country from Mowich Lake. I have attempted this climb once, but the upper portion will be exploratory. Expect some adventurous confusion. The climb is 3rd class and climbers should have scrambling / steep snow experience. This is NOT a good first climb for someone straight out of BCEP. MRNP limits back country overnight groups to a maximum of 5 people.
Mon July 6 evening: meet at Mowich Lake trail head- use the primitive campground or sleep in your car.
Tues July 7: hike to the base of Second Mother Mountain (if we get there early enough we will drop our overnight packs and attempt Third Mother)
Wed July 8: climb Third Mother, hike out and drive home arriving in late evening
Round trip: ~10 miles and 4300' elevation gain