Canoe, Dinghy, and Kayak Peaks

  • Date:
    2012/06/10
    Elevation gain:
    4,421 feet
    Trip type:
    scramble
    USGS quad:
    Grotto
    In:
    North Fork Snoqualmie Drainage, Alpine Lakes Wilderness
    Car-to-car:
    11 hours 26 minutes
    • 3 hours 59 minutes ascending from Bear Creek bridge to the summit of Kayak Peak
    • 1 hour 8 minutes traversing from the summit of Kayak Peak to the summit of The Dinghy
    • 2 hours 7 minutes traversing from the summit of The Dinghy to the summit of Canoe Peak
    • 3 hours 38 minutes descending from the summit of Canoe Peak to Bear Creek bridge

    References

    • Trip reports: Canoe Peak
    • Winter guide book: Winter Climbs: One Day Ascents (out of print)
  • The line in blue is our approximate route after my batteries died
    The line in blue is our approximate route after my batteries died
  • The Bear Creek bridge.  We parked here so we could avoid the trail's ford of Bear Creek by ascending (bushwacking) on the SE side of Bear Creek.  It was pretty brushy and wet.  If I did it again, I'd take the trail and bring a pair of wading shoes.
    The Bear Creek bridge. We parked here so we could avoid the trail's ford of Bear Creek by ascending (bushwacking) on the SE side of Bear Creek. It was pretty brushy and wet. If I did it again, I'd take the trail and bring a pair of wading shoes.
  • Bear Creek waterfalls between the road and the trail
    Bear Creek waterfalls between the road and the trail
  • Our first direct sunlight of the day
    Our first direct sunlight of the day
  • On the summit of Kayak Peak
    On the summit of Kayak Peak
  • Kayak Peak from The Dinghy
    Kayak Peak from The Dinghy
  • Steep slopes below the summit of Canoe Peak
    Steep slopes below the summit of Canoe Peak
  • On the summit of Canoe Peak
    On the summit of Canoe Peak
  • On the summit of Canoe Peak
    On the summit of Canoe Peak
  • On Canoe Peak's NW ridge
    On Canoe Peak's NW ridge
  • Lennox Mountain
    Lennox Mountain
  • The Dinghy (far left) and Kayak Peak (far right)
    The Dinghy (far left) and Kayak Peak (far right)
  • It was difficult descending from Bear Lakes through the cliff bands (slab bands?).  Eventually we found a steep line of cedar that took us through the cliffs.
    It was difficult descending from Bear Lakes through the cliff bands (slab bands?). Eventually we found a steep line of cedar that took us through the cliffs.
  • Down in the basin, Canoe in the background
    Down in the basin, Canoe in the background
  • Back on the trail
    Back on the trail
  • Dog Mountain?
    Dog Mountain?
  • Bridge over the upper Bear Creek crossing
    Bridge over the upper Bear Creek crossing
  • Ford at the lower Bear Creek crossing
    Ford at the lower Bear Creek crossing
  • Instead of bushwacking directly back to the car, we took the trail to the road and walked the road back to the car
    Instead of bushwacking directly back to the car, we took the trail to the road and walked the road back to the car

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