Snoqualmie Mountain East Peak + Cave Ridge by Lundin Peak / 史諾夸米山

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Snoqualmie Mountain East Peak by Lundin Peak overlooks Cave Ridge in the Commonwealth Basin. Below the north is Goldmyer Hot Springs by the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. Moreover, the famous Snow Lake nestles in the west.

Snoqualmie Mountain East Peak from the west lookout
Snoqualmie Mountain East Peak from the west lookout

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Snoqualmie Mountain East Peak at a Glance

Access: Snoqualmie Alpental Ski Area
Round Trip: 4.7 miles
Elevation Range: 3120′-6281′
Essential Gear: helmet
Route Info: Andy Boos
GPS Track: available
Dog-Friendly: no
Playlist: Latin

Climbing the Newly Appointed Summit

It’s been five years since my last trip to Snoqualmie Mountain with the yellow lab. The East Peak was my main focus this time because of a recent survey after a 2009 post resurfaced. Like Chalangin Peak, it appeared on my completed list as unclimbed after the changes.

It was also my first snow-free trip here since 2010, and Connor tagged along since it was his first time. Being it’s midweek, we were the only ones on the beaten path, so reaching the south slope didn’t take long. Soon, we enjoyed the views from the lookout, aka the west summit.

The upper trail below the summit
The upper trail below the summit

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Instagram: Revisiting Snoqualmie Mountain

Revisting Snoqualmie Mountain by Snoqualmie Pass

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Viewing Alpine Lakes Wilderness From a New Angle

After taking the usual photos, we continued to the east spires 550 feet away. So, back from the ridgetop, we drop to the exposed ledges below the west cliffs. It wrapped from the north to the east ridge. Since Connor wasn’t going up the boulders, he waited by the bushes below.

I followed the narrow crest and shortly reached the slanted summit rock. It was roomier than I expected, but the exposure wasn’t for the faint of heart! The survey showed this peak was 3 feet taller, but now the other side looked higher. Optical illusion, perhaps!

Viewing the old summit from the east peak
Viewing the old summit from the east peak

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Exiting Through Cave Ridge by Snoqualmie Mountain East Peak

I finally decided to check out Cave Ridge after all these years. Right before entering the trees, we headed northeast on a faint trail through the gully below the ridge’s north. A short climb soon took us to the flat, broad area, viewing several dramatic peaks nearby.

After a short visit, we exited back on the main trail and passed a cave en route. I wasn’t sure how anyone could fit through the tiny space without feeling claustrophobic. The constant views faded by the talus field before we joined the main path down to the parking lot.

Mount Thomson from Cave Ridge
Mount Thomson from Cave Ridge

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