Burnt Boot, Iapia, and Four Brothers

  • Date:
    2012/09/14 to 2012/09/16
    Car-to-car:
    3 days
    Elevation gain:
    9,000 feet
    Trip type:
    scramble
    USGS quads:
    Big Snow Mountain, Chikamin Peak
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  • Day 1

  • A patch of autumn color on the Mineral Creek Trail.
    A patch of autumn color on the Mineral Creek Trail.
  • Lemah Mountain from the boot path to Glacier Lake.
    Lemah Mountain from the boot path to Glacier Lake.
  • The monolith above Glacier Lake.
    The monolith above Glacier Lake.
  • The shadow of Four Brothers on point 5458.
    The shadow of Four Brothers on point 5458.
  • Four Brothers
    Four Brothers
  • Stuart in the distance.
    Stuart in the distance.
  • Our camp in a dry tarn next to Chikamin Lake.  Franklin and Pam arrived later that night by headlamp.
    Our camp in a dry tarn next to Chikamin Lake. Franklin and Pam arrived later that night by headlamp.
  • Three Queens at sunset.
    Three Queens at sunset.
  • Day 2

  • Morning light on Burnt Boot Peak.  This is our main objective for the day.
    Morning light on Burnt Boot Peak. This is our main objective for the day.
  • Overcoat Peak and Iceberg Lake.
    Overcoat Peak and Iceberg Lake.
  • Burnt Boot Peak over Iceberg Lake.
    Burnt Boot Peak over Iceberg Lake.
  • A sun halo over Lemah.
    A sun halo over Lemah.
  • Looking up the NE ridge of Burnt Boot Peak.
    Looking up the NE ridge of Burnt Boot Peak.
  • Heather slopes below the summit of Burnt Boot.
    Heather slopes below the summit of Burnt Boot.
  • Carla on the summit of Burnt Boot Peak, with Lemah Peak looming in the background.
    Carla on the summit of Burnt Boot Peak, with Lemah Peak looming in the background.
  • We were the fourth party in the last nine years.
    We were the fourth party in the last nine years.
  • Iapia Peak and Three Queens from Burnt Boot Peak
    Iapia Peak and Three Queens from Burnt Boot Peak
  • Ascending the snow slopes NE of Iceberg Lake.
    Ascending the snow slopes NE of Iceberg Lake.
  • Mount Thomson and the haze from the Wenatchee fires.
    Mount Thomson and the haze from the Wenatchee fires.
  • Lindsay arriving on the summit of Iapia Peak. It was a pleasant class 2 route except for the summit block.
    Lindsay arriving on the summit of Iapia Peak. It was a pleasant class 2 route except for the summit block.
  • Chikamin Peak and Mount Rainier from Iapia Peak
    Chikamin Peak and Mount Rainier from Iapia Peak
  • Franklin preparing to descend the short section of class 4 on the summit block of Iapia Peak.
    Franklin preparing to descend the short section of class 4 on the summit block of Iapia Peak.
  • Descending the SW slopes of Iapia down to our camp site by Chikamin Lake.
    Descending the SW slopes of Iapia down to our camp site by Chikamin Lake.
  • Sunset at our camp.  Mike and Carrie arrived while we were out scrambling Burnt Boot and Iapia.
    Sunset at our camp. Mike and Carrie arrived while we were out scrambling Burnt Boot and Iapia.
  • Day 3

  • Chikamin Peak at sunrise.
    Chikamin Peak at sunrise.
  • Early morning yoga below Chikamin Lake.  The SE towers of Lemah are in the background.
    Early morning yoga below Chikamin Lake. The SE towers of Lemah are in the background.
  • Four Brothers.  Our party split three ways; Carla and I headed for the south summit of Four Brothers.
    Four Brothers. Our party split three ways; Carla and I headed for the south summit of Four Brothers.
  • On Three Brother's south ridge.
    On Three Brother's south ridge.
  • Carla on the south summit of Four Brothers looking out on the wildfire haze.  The south peak was class 2 except the summit block.  There were many possible routes up the summit block.  Our route up had a class 4 move.  Carla found a class 3 ledge route down, while I found a different class 4 route down.
    Carla on the south summit of Four Brothers looking out on the wildfire haze. The south peak was class 2 except the summit block. There were many possible routes up the summit block. Our route up had a class 4 move. Carla found a class 3 ledge route down, while I found a different class 4 route down.
  • Cottongrass
    Cottongrass
  • We all met after scrambling our respective peaks (Chikamin, Iapia, and Four Brothers) and hiked back to the trail head together.
    We all met after scrambling our respective peaks (Chikamin, Iapia, and Four Brothers) and hiked back to the trail head together.

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