2017/5/14 – Spencer Peak / 斯賓塞峯

Seeing summit
Seeing summit

Photos from this trip can be found here.

Spencer Peak is just south of Keystone Point separated by Spencer Canyon. The peak is also northeast of Swakane Peak separated by Tenas George Canyon. With so many logging roads around these canyons, I presume it’s possible to hit all three high points in one trip.

I parked the car on the big grassy area outside the fenced entrance. About one hundred feet up from the fence was an old road, which we took to get into Tenas George Canyon. We left the road at 1,100′ to attain Spencer’s south ridge and followed it straight to the summit. The section from 1,600′ to 2,200′ was the steepest; we got our first glimpse of summit at 3,000′.

Best view on the summit was to the south, with Columbia River winding through City of Wenatchee. Summit was marked by a microflector, the second one we’ve come across on a trip. First time we saw one was in Newhalem on Mount Ross.

While en route to summit it rained moderately for about 10 minutes. The minute we got back down onto the old road it was raining cats and dogs.

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