My original plan was to climb Mount Rolo one day and Devils Peak the next day before returning to the trailhead...
Washington State second hundred highest peaks (T200). The ranked high points have 400 feet or higher of clean prominence.
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.
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.