North Bend to Leavenworth

  • Date:
    2019/08/10 to 2019/08/15
    Car-to-car:
    6 days
    Round-trip distance:
    106 miles
    Elevation gain:
    29,000 feet
    Trip type:
    hike
    USGS quad:
    Cashmere Mountain
    In:
    Alpine Lakes Wilderness
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  • Day 1: Mount Si Trailhead to Old Trailhead Camp

  • I took Seattle Metro's Trailhead Direct bus to the Mount Si Trailhead
    I took Seattle Metro's Trailhead Direct bus to the Mount Si Trailhead
  • I started my hike at a National Recreation Trail!  https://www.americantrails.org/national-recreation-trails
    I started my hike at a National Recreation Trail! https://www.americantrails.org/national-recreation-trails
  • The CCC Road
    The CCC Road
  • The CCC Trail
    The CCC Trail
  • Pacific banana slug
    Pacific banana slug
  • I hiked the Middle Fork Road instead of the Middle Fork Trail due to heavy rain and the landslide closure of the trail
    I hiked the Middle Fork Road instead of the Middle Fork Trail due to heavy rain and the landslide closure of the trail
  • Wood culvert on the side of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road
    Wood culvert on the side of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road
  • I got back on trail at Dingford
    I got back on trail at Dingford
  • Bunchberry
    Bunchberry
  • Random shower in the woods.  Perhaps installed by the owner of a nearby mining claim?
    Random shower in the woods. Perhaps installed by the owner of a nearby mining claim?
  • Old Trailhead Camp
    Old Trailhead Camp
  • Day 2: to Deep Lake

  • Dutch Miller Gap Trail
    Dutch Miller Gap Trail
  • Huckleberries
    Huckleberries
  • Police car moth
    Police car moth
  • Long live the Cascade Crest Trail!
    Long live the Cascade Crest Trail!
  • Dutch Miller Gap
    Dutch Miller Gap
  • Lake Ivanhoe
    Lake Ivanhoe
  • Bridge over the Waptus River headwaters
    Bridge over the Waptus River headwaters
  • PCT!
    PCT!
  • Camp near Deep Lake
    Camp near Deep Lake
  • Day 3: to near Josephine Lake

  • Me, The Citadel and sunshine!
    Me, The Citadel and sunshine!
  • Cathedral Rock
    Cathedral Rock
  • Hemlock shadow on a mushroom
    Hemlock shadow on a mushroom
  • Point 6,594' over the Glacier Lake basin
    Point 6,594' over the Glacier Lake basin
  • Nimbus Mountain and Slippery Slab Tower over Glacier Lake
    Nimbus Mountain and Slippery Slab Tower over Glacier Lake
  • Police car moth on a pearly everlasting
    Police car moth on a pearly everlasting
  • Porcupine
    Porcupine
  • Stealth camp south of Lake Josephine
    Stealth camp south of Lake Josephine
  • Day 4: to Index Creek

  • Goodbye, PCT!
    Goodbye, PCT!
  • Josephine Lake and the Icicle Creek drainage
    Josephine Lake and the Icicle Creek drainage
  • Yum!
    Yum!
  • Chain Lakes Trail
    Chain Lakes Trail
  • Bulls Tooth over Chain Lakes
    Bulls Tooth over Chain Lakes
  • Doelle Lake
    Doelle Lake
  • Sub-summits of Doughgob Mountain, which I traversed over.
    Sub-summits of Doughgob Mountain, which I traversed over.
  • My traverse of the Doughgob ridge was neither nice nor terrible. I would try to follow the abandoned trail if I did it again.
    My traverse of the Doughgob ridge was neither nice nor terrible. I would try to follow the abandoned trail if I did it again.
  • I was happy to be back on solid trail again
    I was happy to be back on solid trail again
  • Gentians and Big Chiwaukum
    Gentians and Big Chiwaukum
  • Pasque Flower
    Pasque Flower
  • Big Chiwaukum
    Big Chiwaukum
  • Home for the last 25 miles of my hike
    Home for the last 25 miles of my hike
  • Cape Horn
    Cape Horn
  • Big Lou and Big Jim Mountain over Edith Lake
    Big Lou and Big Jim Mountain over Edith Lake
  • Camp at Index Creek
    Camp at Index Creek
  • Day 5: to east end of Icicle Ridge

  • An Icicle Ridge Trail marking
    An Icicle Ridge Trail marking
  • Indian paintbrush
    Indian paintbrush
  • Carter Lake and a sub-summit of Big Jim Mtn
    Carter Lake and a sub-summit of Big Jim Mtn
  • Frigid Mountain
    Frigid Mountain
  • Bear breakfast?
    Bear breakfast?
  • Lake Augusta
    Lake Augusta
  • Take this seriously!
    Take this seriously!
  • One of the more obvious parts of the abandoned trail on the way down to Cabin Creek.
    One of the more obvious parts of the abandoned trail on the way down to Cabin Creek.
  • I tanked up on water since I wasn't sure if there would be any for the rest of the trip
    I tanked up on water since I wasn't sure if there would be any for the rest of the trip
  • Thank you to whomever flagged the burn!
    Thank you to whomever flagged the burn!
  • The burned area on the south side of the Cabin Creek valley.  The Icicle Ridge Trail is obliterated here.
    The burned area on the south side of the Cabin Creek valley. The Icicle Ridge Trail is obliterated here.
  • Icicle Ridge Trail
    Icicle Ridge Trail
  • Icicle Ridge summit
    Icicle Ridge summit
  • Sitting at the lookout site looking north at the ridge I just walked
    Sitting at the lookout site looking north at the ridge I just walked
  • Mount Stuart and Cashmere Mountain from the Icicle Ridge lookout site
    Mount Stuart and Cashmere Mountain from the Icicle Ridge lookout site
  • Cashmere Mountain
    Cashmere Mountain
  • Day 6: to Leavenworth

  • Edward Peak
    Edward Peak
  • Leavenworth
    Leavenworth
  • I walked the road to the Quick Stop and got a ticket for the 1 PM Trailways bus to Seattle
    I walked the road to the Quick Stop and got a ticket for the 1 PM Trailways bus to Seattle

  • Copyright © 2019 Gabriel Deal.