May 06, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Mount Persis
- Region: Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West
- Avg Rating: 3.50
- Be Aware Of
- Water on trail
- Snow on trail
- Avalanche danger
We merged as a group and continued up heading into the trees –which made for easier movement as the snow was a little more packed down. After we made it out of the trees and into the meadow at the base of the Persis summit, the work got even harder. Each and every step in the snow would send you sinking down to your knees. After trading off the trail breaking a bunch of times, all 4 of us finally made it to the summit. It took us a solid 3 and half to four hours from the start.
The trip down was much easier; we had foot steps to re-trace. The sun in the afternoon had really warmed up the snow and while going through the trees it was literally raining on us from all the melting snow. We made it down in no more than 90 minutes, despite the soft snow and muddy trail down –since the frost and snow had melted from the sun. Overall a tough day but a great one!
Brought With: Ski Poles, Gaiters and SUNSCREEN although we should have used it.
Recommend Bringing: Snow Shoes might be helpful.