Bacon Creek Road (NF-1060) was clear of obstacles and with a dusting of snow beyond the first mile.
The North Cascades are a section of the Cascade Range of western North America. They span the border between the Canadian province of British Columbia and the U.S. state of Washington and are officially named in the U.S. and Canada as the Cascade Mountains. ~Wikepedia
Taking advantage of the largely snow free southern aspect on the mountains, yellow pup and I tackled this harder-to-reach destination
My original plan was to climb Mount Rolo one day and Devils Peak the next day before returning to the trailhead...
Middle Fork Pasayten River Valley access restrictions had just been lifted a few days ago.
Pup and I arrived at the Phelps Creek Trailhead late Friday to a lot full of trucks now that the hunting season had begun.
Entiat River Road had been gated at mile 32 the last couple of years due to wildfires
After getting off Freezeout Ridge the day before, we spent two hours on the road to west end of Pasayten Wilderness.
Road to Conrad Meadows had been gated at the NF-750/South Fork Tieton Road junction, seven miles before the trailhead.
The 41-mile drive on NF-8020/Cooper Mountain Road from Chelan, WA to Summer Blossom Trailhead was much less attractive than the trailhead name itself.
Some reports described this being an all-day outing, so pup and I car camped for an early start.