Couchsachraga Peak (Couchy)
Most Popular Winter Trailhead
Times Square Herd Path from Upper Works
Round Trip Distance
Average Round-trip Time
8 to 10 Hours, 10 to 12 with Panther and Couchy
Winter Obstacles to be Aware Of
Very deep snow on the way to Couchy if not broken out prior to your visit
From Times Square
From Times Square follow the herd path that consistently descends for quite some time to a shallow col (please see page for Panther Mountain for detail on how to get to Times Square). The descent isn’t too steep but it is long and you will lose a bunch of elevation that you will need to climb to get back to Times Square. There is one steep drop over a small ledge that brings you to the Couchy Swamp. The swamp should be frozen adequately for easy crossing. The climb on the opposite side is very mellow up to the final pitch that is steep and short. The views in winter are actually quite good when standing on several feet of snow.
Please refer to our basic list of winter gear recommendations for day trips and remember this list is only a recommendation and you should take into light your experience, group size, length of trip, conditions, weather forecast, and any unforeseen incidences.