Five years had passed since we first visited Sawtooth Slam peaks. The mixed use Crater Creek Trail was especially popular among biking enthusiasts.
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
Compared with its west fork counterpart, East Fork Buttermilk Trail (#420) felt much like a walk in the park.
West Fork Buttermilk Creek Valley was the first area in Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness we had visited
Several parties mentioned in their reports that this peak had since been added to their "do not repeat" (DNR) list.
Coincidentally, the late afternoon start time was the same as our first trip six years ago when pups and I climbed Gardner Mountains.
Five miles in from the Cedar Creek Trailhead, we crossed a good size stream at 4,500′.
Pup and I got a restful night at the South Creek Campground after yesterday’s outing.
It had been a great summer with ever so gorgeous weather.
This area between Goodell and Bacon Creek drainages I'd not explored yet driven past numerous times on Highway 20.
Another late morning start, Road 4052/4054 junction was empty but decorated with some beer cans.
Photos from this trip can be found here. Spencer Peak is just south of Keystone Point separated by Spencer Canyon. It is also to the northeast of Swakane Peak separated…
Photos from this trip can be found here. Partly sunny weather forecast turned for the better. Windy higher up on the approach and exit, but significantly better than last week's…