Glacier Peak circumnavigation

  • Date:
    2017/08/22 to 2017/08/27
    Car-to-car:
    6 days
    Round-trip distance:
    105 miles
    Elevation gain:
    25,000 feet
    Trip type:
    backpack
    USGS quads:
    Suiattle Pass, Clark Mountain
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  • Day 1

  • The road was washed out a couple miles before the White River Trailhead.
    The road was washed out a couple miles before the White River Trailhead.
  • A few cedars joined into one giant!
    A few cedars joined into one giant!
  • Brush on Indian Creek Trail stained our clothing green.
    Brush on Indian Creek Trail stained our clothing green.
  • Blue Peak and Johnson Mountain from the Indian Pass campsite
    Blue Peak and Johnson Mountain from the Indian Pass campsite
  • Indian Pass campsite
    Indian Pass campsite
  • Day 2

  • Blue Peak and Johnson Mountain from the Indian Pass campsite
    Blue Peak and Johnson Mountain from the Indian Pass campsite
  • PCT love
    PCT love
  • Indian Head Peak
    Indian Head Peak
  • White Mountain
    White Mountain
  • Foam Creek Trail
    Foam Creek Trail
  • Glacier Peak over the Foam Creek pass
    Glacier Peak over the Foam Creek pass
  • Glacier Peak from the Foam Creek pass
    Glacier Peak from the Foam Creek pass
  • PCT
    PCT
  • White Chuck River
    White Chuck River
  • Kennedy Creek
    Kennedy Creek
  • Hellebore
    Hellebore
  • Pumice Creek
    Pumice Creek
  • Sunset over Pumice Creek valley
    Sunset over Pumice Creek valley
  • Camp near Pumice Creek
    Camp near Pumice Creek
  • Day 3

  • Hellebore
    Hellebore
  • Fire Creek Pass
    Fire Creek Pass
  • Mica Lake
    Mica Lake
  • Deer Fern and Creeping Raspberry
    Deer Fern and Creeping Raspberry
  • Devils Club above the PCT
    Devils Club above the PCT
  • Grassy Point over the PCT
    Grassy Point over the PCT
  • Glacier Peak
    Glacier Peak
  • On the ridge to Grassy Point
    On the ridge to Grassy Point
  • Grassy Point
    Grassy Point
  • Glacier Peak
    Glacier Peak
  • Gamma Peak and Glacier Peak
    Gamma Peak and Glacier Peak
  • Gamma Peak and Glacier Peak
    Gamma Peak and Glacier Peak
  • Vista Ridge
    Vista Ridge
  • Camp on Vista Ridge
    Camp on Vista Ridge
  • Day 4

  • Old growth in the Suiattle Valley
    Old growth in the Suiattle Valley
  • Bridge over the Suiattle River.  This always makes me happy
    Bridge over the Suiattle River. This always makes me happy
  • Chipmunk
    Chipmunk
  • Maidenhair Fern
    Maidenhair Fern
  • Douglas Squirrel
    Douglas Squirrel
  • Miners Ridge lookout
    Miners Ridge lookout
  • Glacier Peak from the Miners Ridge lookout
    Glacier Peak from the Miners Ridge lookout
  • The trail to the toilet
    The trail to the toilet
  • Camp at the Image Lake campground
    Camp at the Image Lake campground
  • Day 5

  • Glacier Peak and meadows of Miners Ridge
    Glacier Peak and meadows of Miners Ridge
  • A sub-summit of Fortress Mountain
    A sub-summit of Fortress Mountain
  • Pasque Flower
    Pasque Flower
  • Glacier Peak
    Glacier Peak
  • Glacier Peak
    Glacier Peak
  • Helmet Butte from the Liberty Cap Trail
    Helmet Butte from the Liberty Cap Trail
  • Glacier Peak from near the summit of Liberty Cap
    Glacier Peak from near the summit of Liberty Cap
  • Mount Cleator
    Mount Cleator
  • Fortress Mountain in the background
    Fortress Mountain in the background
  • High Pass from the slopes of Rally Cap
    High Pass from the slopes of Rally Cap
  • On the summit of Rally Cap
    On the summit of Rally Cap
  • Mount Cleator
    Mount Cleator
  • Rally Cap
    Rally Cap
  • Unnamed lake below High Pass
    Unnamed lake below High Pass
  • Napeequa Peak
    Napeequa Peak
  • The upper Napeequa Valley
    The upper Napeequa Valley
  • Clark Mountain
    Clark Mountain
  • Napeequa River
    Napeequa River
  • Marmot
    Marmot
  • Clark Mountain
    Clark Mountain
  • Chiwawa Ridge over the Napeequa River
    Chiwawa Ridge over the Napeequa River
  • Chiwawa Ridge
    Chiwawa Ridge
  • The key path that makes the Napeequa descent pleasant
    The key path that makes the Napeequa descent pleasant
  • Napeequa River
    Napeequa River
  • Camp near the Napeequa River
    Camp near the Napeequa River
  • Day 6

  • Napeequa River ford
    Napeequa River ford
  • Point 8373 over the Boulder Creek Trail
    Point 8373 over the Boulder Creek Trail
  • White River Trail
    White River Trail
  • At the White River Trailhead
    At the White River Trailhead
  • One of the washouts on the closed section of the road
    One of the washouts on the closed section of the road

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