Route: Gray Peak (WA)

Submitted by stukesowle on Sun, 10/31/2021 - 08:52am
Washington, US
17 mi
Vertical Gain
6,000 ft

This is a fantastic mountain for those who do not have mountain scrambling experience or who want a very runnable route.

Route begins at the Eagle Creek Trailhead.  You will follow this trail until the junction with Oval Creek Trail (#410A) where you stay left and follow that trail.  This section is through an old burn so you have wide open views of the surrounding landscape.  The trail is in fantastic condition and the grade is very runnable.  Eventually you will face a short but steeper climb towards West Oval Lake.  At approximately seven and a half miles from the start you will come to a junction.  Stay left to continue climbing towards Gray Peak.  You will climb into a basin just below the summit.  Continue to follow the trail to the saddle SE of the summit. From there you will find a climbers path to the summit traveling over mostly scree and some talus.  

Summit views are fantastic!  

Of note, prime time for this route would be late September to Early October for prime larch viewing.  Attempting in the summer will be very hot as most of the route is exposed to the sun.  Water is available readily from about four miles in as you follow Oval Creek.  Snow may be encountered during attempts up to June. 

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