Hemlock Peak via Pineapple Pass
Ian and I parked at the Snow Lake trailhead and hiked up the Snow Lake
trail (#1013) and then took the Source Lake trail (#1013.1). Near the
creek crossing where the Source Lake trail turns right we continued
south below Bryant Peak towards Pineapple Pass. We crossed Pineapple
Pass, then contoured NW below The Tooth to the ridge between Hemlock
Peak and The Tooth. We stayed slightly below the ridge and followed
it to the summit of Hemlock Peak.
Aside from a couple spots where I did some self-belay, we encountered
no technical difficulties. We crossed a lot of slopes that would be
very dangerous if the avalanche conditions were bad.
Elevation gain: approx. 2,480 feet
Trip type: scramble
USGS quad: Snoqualmie Pass
In: Alpine Lakes Wilderness, South Fork Snoqualmie Drainage
Car-to-car time: 6 hours 11 minutes
- 2 hours 57 minutes ascending from Snow Lake trailhead to Pineapple Pass
- 50 minutes ascending from Pineapple Pass to Hemlock Peak
- 23 minutes descending from Hemlock Peak to Pineapple Pass
- 1 hour 44 minutes descending from Pineapple Pass to Snow Lake trailhead
Map of our route to Hemlock Peak via Pineapple Pass
The pass to Snow Lake from below Bryant Peak
SE side of Bryant Peak from 4800 feet
Copyright © 2005 Gabriel Deal.