A funny shaped loop with lots of little peaks

  • Date:
    2012/08/24 to 2012/08/26
    Car-to-car:
    3 days
    Round-trip distance:
    55 miles
    Elevation gain:
    15,000 feet
    Trip type:
    backpack/scramble
    USGS quads:
    Glacier Peak West, Blanca Lake, Bench Mark Mountain
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  • Hiking up West Cady Ridge in the mist
    Hiking up West Cady Ridge in the mist
  • Skykomish Peak from the top of Bench Mark Mountain.  I did not know it at the time, but Skykomish Peak was my next destination
    Skykomish Peak from the top of Bench Mark Mountain. I did not know it at the time, but Skykomish Peak was my next destination
  • Johnson Mountain from Kodak Peak
    Johnson Mountain from Kodak Peak
  • Blue Peak and Johnson Mountain from the summit of Kodak Peak
    Blue Peak and Johnson Mountain from the summit of Kodak Peak
  • Indian Head Peak from the PCT
    Indian Head Peak from the PCT
  • Looking down the North Fork Sauk valley.  This is my destination for the next day
    Looking down the North Fork Sauk valley. This is my destination for the next day
  • Sloan Peak from near my camp site at White Pass
    Sloan Peak from near my camp site at White Pass
  • Sloan Peak over a meadow of Pasque Flowers
    Sloan Peak over a meadow of Pasque Flowers
  • My first night's camp at White Pass
    My first night's camp at White Pass
  • Looking back at Indian Head Peak on the morning of day two
    Looking back at Indian Head Peak on the morning of day two
  • Johnson Mountain from the PCT
    Johnson Mountain from the PCT
  • Elderberry by the North Fork Sauk trail
    Elderberry by the North Fork Sauk trail
  • Johnson Mountain from the top of Pilot Ridge
    Johnson Mountain from the top of Pilot Ridge
  • The old lookout site on the summit of Johnson Mountain.  This must have been an amazing place to live!
    The old lookout site on the summit of Johnson Mountain. This must have been an amazing place to live!
  • Indian Head Peak from the Johnson Mountain trail
    Indian Head Peak from the Johnson Mountain trail
  • Blue Peak and Blue Lake from the Johnson Mountain Trail.  This is where I hiked to next
    Blue Peak and Blue Lake from the Johnson Mountain Trail. This is where I hiked to next
  • Sloan Peak
    Sloan Peak
  • A mini iceberg floating in Blue Lake
    A mini iceberg floating in Blue Lake
  • Glacier Peak from the summit of Blue Peak
    Glacier Peak from the summit of Blue Peak
  • Sloan Peak from the summit of June Mountain
    Sloan Peak from the summit of June Mountain
  • My bivvy site on June Mountain on the morning of day three.  The Monte Cristo range is in the distance
    My bivvy site on June Mountain on the morning of day three. The Monte Cristo range is in the distance
  • The summit of Long John Mountain
    The summit of Long John Mountain
  • The waterlogged summit register on Bald Eagle Mountain
    The waterlogged summit register on Bald Eagle Mountain
  • My feet at the end of the trip (I know everyone wants to see that).  I did an experiment and did not wear socks for the whole 55 mile trip.  I learned that socks are not as necessary as I thought, but I did get some abrasions on the top of a few of my toes.
    My feet at the end of the trip (I know everyone wants to see that). I did an experiment and did not wear socks for the whole 55 mile trip. I learned that socks are not as necessary as I thought, but I did get some abrasions on the top of a few of my toes.

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