9m 3,800ft gain
Hibox is a fun scramble located northeast of Snoqualmie Pass in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It is the highest peak along Box Ridge hence it’s name. The first two miles are a nice stroll along the Rachel Lake Trail. At 3,300ft you’ll follow a boot path gaining over 3,000ft in less than a mile and a half which ends with a scramble up the summit block. I’ve seen Hibox from at least 12 different peaks so it was high on my to-do list!
From Alta Mountain:
From Rampart Ridge:
From Denny Mountain:
From Snoqualmie Mountain:
From Red Mountain:
From Granite Mountain:
From Sorcery Mountain:
From Tinkham Peak:
From Humpback Mountain:
From Kendall Peak:
From Little Saint Helens:
From Pratt Mountain:
1st Trip: 6/29/19
Ben and I were looking for a quick Saturday morning scramble that was close to home and without the masses. We made the right choice with Hibox as we only saw people on the Rachel Lake trail during our decent. The wildflowers were out!
Before heading up into the forest we could spot our objective.
We then worked our way up the steep terrain taking a break at a clearing around 5,000ft.
Here the summit comes into view again.
Here we had the honor of meeting a cute little Pika!
Before we could scramble up the summit block we hung right around a rock band following the path to a large sloping meadow with wonderful views of the stone kingdom.
We then made our way up the south side of the summit block.
The scramble is a blast and the views (especially on a day like this) put the best rock in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness on full display.
Lemah, Overcoat and Chimney Rock tower high above Park Lakes.
Mount Thomson was looking perfect.
As was Chikamin Peak. Those two are highest on my to-do list in this area.
3rd on that list is Big Snow Mountain
Here’s some other beautiful mountains that I’ve climbed: Mount Stuart
Snoqualmie, Lundin, Preacher, Red and Alta:
Others I have yet to climb: Huckleberry
Rainier was hiding but eastern view towards Kachess Lake made up for it. All around great hike!