Glacier Peak circumnavigation
This was a great trip. I would definitely do it again.
Route summary: White River Trailhead, up the Indian Creek Trail, up the PCT to White Pass (instead of going over Red Pass, we took a half-day, cross-country side trip to the area below the White Chuck Glacier), PCT to the Suiattle River, trail #789 to Buck Creek Pass, up the Liberty Cap Trail, over High Pass (some off-trail), down the Napeequa Valley (some off-trail), over Boulder Pass, down the White River Trail and back to the White River Trailhead.
2015/07/21 to 2015/07/26
approx. 94 miles
The White River Trailhead.
Hiking up the Indian Creek Trail.
The sometimes brushy Indian Creek Trail.
The Dakobed Range from the PCT.
White Mountain from the PCT.
Our camp at White Pass.
White Pass and White Mountain with its head in the clouds.
Looking SE from White Pass.
Johnson Mountain and Pilot Ridge.
The North Fork Sauk River Valley.
Sloan Peak from the White Pass campground.
Foam Creek Trail.
The headwaters of Foam Creek.
The foot of the White Chuck Glacier.
We crossed this creek at least 10 times.
Lake 6,120' and point 6,810'.
Lake 6,120' with a sub-summit of Baekos Peak in the background.
Kololo Peaks (right) and the White Chuck Glacier.
The NE side of White Mountain.
Back on the PCT.
Mount Pugh and White Chuck Mountain over the White Chuck River (I think).
Breaking our camp near Fire Creek.
Fire Creek Pass
Our only Glacier Peak sighting for the whole trip.
Camp on the PCT near the Suiattle River.
The Suiattle River.
Bubble's ad hoc rain skirt made out of duct tape and her Tyvek ground cloth.
Camp at Buck Creek Pass. We camped early this day because we did not want to go over High Pass with bad weather and limited time.
Past the end of maintained trail, SE of Liberty Cap.
The headwaters of the Napeequa River.
The Napeequa Valley!
The key trail from the upper Napeequa Valley to the lower valley.
I came around the corner and almost ran into this guy.
Little Giant Pass and the Napeequa River.
Our last look at the Napeequa before going over Boulder Pass.
White Mountains and Mount David in the distance?
Sub-summits of Clark Mountain over the Boulder Creek Trail.
The Boulder Creek Valley
Camp by the White River.
The White River Trail
Back at our trailhead by the White River.
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