We hiked up Mineral Creek to the Pacific Crest Trail. We camped at the Park Lake N of the Pacific Crest Trail, there are a number of nice spots here. The next morning we went west on the Pacific Crest Trail a short distance until we were below point 5,402. We crossed the little col between point 5,402 and 6,300 and followed a boot path down the other side to Glacier Lake. We followed the bootpath over Glacier Lake's outlet and ascended N of Glacier Lake, passing the big standing rock. We followed the intermitant bootpath to the tarn around 5,360+ (passing the fork to the right that probably leads to Chikamin Lake). From the tarn we went SW to the little col and then headed up the SE slopes of Chikamin Peak to the S ridge and ascended the S side of the summit.
|Date: 2004/07/31 to 2004/08/01
Trip type: scramble
USGS quads: Polallie Ridge, Chikamin Peak
In: Alpine Lakes Wilderness
Reference: Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes: Vol 1 - Columbia River to Stevens Pass