After yesterday's trip to McLeod Mountain, pup and I car camped near Washington Pass to get in another climb the next day.
The Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness is a protected wilderness area located within the Okanogan and Wenatchee national forests in Washington State. The wilderness borders Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and North Cascades National Park and the Stephen Mather Wilderness to the northwest. ~Wikipedia
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.
Five years had passed since we first visited Sawtooth Slam peaks. The mixed use Crater Creek Trail was especially popular among biking enthusiasts.
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
Coincidentally, the late afternoon start time was the same as our first trip six years ago when pups and I climbed Gardner Mountains.
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.
My third and possibly my last rock climbing trip in the Seattle Mountaineers Basic Alpine Climbing Course.
Photos from this trip can be found here. Sawtooth Slam = Mount Bigelow, Switchback Mountain, and Martin Peak 8375 鋸齒滿貫=畢格羅山+切山+馬丁峯8375 Access: Crater Creek Trail > Eagle Lakes Trail > Summit Trail Gear:…
Our last backpacking trip before the starting of fall.