Washington State Top 100 Peaks (T100)
Washington State’s first hundred highest peaks (T100). Every high point holds 400 feet or higher of clean prominence as the Washington State Top 200 Peaks (T200). The list also includes 93 of the Bulger List peaks.
Crater Mountain was our last-minute plan after getting off Freezeout Ridge the evening before.
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 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.
Picket traverse = Mount Challenger + Phantom Peak + Crooked Thumb Peak
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.
Five miles in from the Cedar Creek Trailhead, we crossed a good size stream at 4,500′.
Pup and I car camped at the trailhead and climbed Big Chiwaukum the next morning.
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.