Seven Fingered Jack by Mount Maude via Phelps Creek / 七指傑克

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Seven Fingered Jack rises between Mount Maude and Mount Fernow. It perches over Leroy Basin below the west and Entiat Meadows on the east. Meanwhile, Phelps Creek Trails offers the quickest way to this iconic feature.

Seven Fingered Jack above Leroy Basin
Kodak moment on Seven Fingered Jack

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Seven Fingered Jack at a Glance

Access: Phelps Creek Trailhead
Round Trip: TBD
Elevation Range: 3520-9100′
Gear: helmet
GPS Track: available
Dog-Friendly: with guidance

Phelps Creek Trail

I stumbled across Seven Fingered Jack in a recent trip report after visiting Cashmere Mountain last week. I thought the Cascades couldn’t be more impressive until I reached Leroy Creek Basin. Then more jaw-dropping views awaited me.

But everything else about this climb felt larger than life. The steep walk to Leroy Creek Basin, the route-finding, or going through the massive scree, to name a few. But the one thing I could do without was the bumpy drive to Phelps Creek Trailhead.

Mount Maude
Mount Maude

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Seven Fingered Jack Summit Plus Exit

Many cairns en route helped get me to the summit. But the one photo of Entiat Meadows from one trip report inspired me. The image of the beautiful glaciated basin stuck with me until I finally saw it for myself.

After many breaks and grunts, I finally made it to the top! My reward was the long-awaited view to the east. The airiness and silence here were something I’d experienced for the first time. But I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

The occasional squawking from several hawks circling above was nerve-racking. Glad I didn’t become their next meal!

Entiat Meadows to the east
Entiat Meadows to the east

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