Nursery Peak and The Cradle
2015/07/15 to 2015/07/16
The Paddy-Go-Easy Pass Trailhead at 4:30 PM.
On the Paddy-Go-Easy Pass Trail with Mt Daniel and Cathedral Rock in the distance.
Our first view of The Cradle at Paddy-Go-Easy Pass.
Looking east to Nursery Peak (left), Jack Ridge, and Harding Mtn.
Sprite Lake and Tucquala Peak.
Our camp near the outlet of Sprite Lake.
Traversing from camp to the trail down to French Creek.
Hiking the trail down to French Creek.
Ascending the SW slopes of Nursery Pk.
Hiking up the west ridge of Nursery Peak. The Cradle in the background.
On the summit of Nursery Peak. Tucquala Peak and Paddy-Go-South in the background.
Traversing the basin SE of The Cradle.
Looking at the broad gully we will take up to The Cradle's east ridge.
Ascending the gully. Nursery Peak in the background.
On the east ridge.
The final summit ascent.
Granite Mountain and South Granite Mountain from the summit of The Cradle.
The summit of The Cradle.
The north side of the east ridge.
Traversing the south side of the east ridge.
On the south ridge.
Some severely loose rock while descending to French Creek. We should have put our helmets back on!
Hiking back up to Sprite Lake.
The Cradle from Paddy-Go-Easy Pass.
The Cle Elum River Valley.
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