This scramble was done Day 7 as part of PCT Stevens Pass to Snoqualmie Pass backpacking trip.

Alaska Mountain is a short, easy scramble from the PCT so it was easy for us to do as a quick side trip. We left the trail at the highest point the PCT reaches on the slopes of the mountain Just below a white talus field. We stashed our packs in the talus and began to climb with the steep rocks. Not all of the rocks our solid and one has to be very cautious as it is a bit like climbing up a house of cards. We accessed the ridge through a small break in the trees at the top of the talus and bushwhacked to the left to reach the summit which provide some lovely views of Thompson, Four Brothers, Huckleberry and the base of Chikamin (the top was covered in mist). To descend we retraced our steps back to the talus and traverse down to skiers right trying to stay close to the heather where the rock was more fused and solid.

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