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
After yesterday's trip to McLeod Mountain, pup and I car camped near Washington Pass to climb the next day.
The 41-mile drive was much less appealing than the Summer Blossom Trail name itself.
Some reports described this as an all-day outing, so pup and I car camped for an early start.
Five years had passed since we climbed the Sawtooth Slam via he mixed-use Crater Creek Trail.
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 from six years ago.
After yesterday's outing, the pup and I got a good night sleep at the campground.
I took a break from the blog and channeled my energy toward getting outside.
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.
We had a long first day, so we got very little sleep in between climbs.
Photos from this trip can be found here. Spirit Slam = Hoodoo Peak + Raven Ridge 精神滿貫=覡峯+渡鴉脊 We got to camp by the tarn in late afternoon and managed to fit…
Kodak moment on Oval Peak
This trip turned out to be the most physically exhausting and challenging for the pups.