Buckskin Ridge & PCT loop

  • Date:
    2020/09/05 to 2020/09/09
    Car-to-car:
    5 days
    Round-trip distance:
    56 miles
    Elevation gain:
    12,100 feet
    Trip type:
    hike
    USGS quad:
    Pasayten Peak
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  • Day 1

  • A busy evening at the Buckskin Ridge Trailhead
    A busy evening at the Buckskin Ridge Trailhead
  • Haystack Mountain
    Haystack Mountain
  • Middle Fork Pasayten River Valley
    Middle Fork Pasayten River Valley
  • Camp near Silver Lake
    Camp near Silver Lake
  • Day 2

  • Silver Lake
    Silver Lake
  • Aster
    Aster
  • The south end of Buckskin Ridge
    The south end of Buckskin Ridge
  • Swallowtail caterpillar?
    Swallowtail caterpillar?
  • Ptarmigan Peak
    Ptarmigan Peak
  • Osceola Peak
    Osceola Peak
  • Buckskin Point over Buckskin Lake
    Buckskin Point over Buckskin Lake
  • Bunchberry
    Bunchberry
  • Rock Creek
    Rock Creek
  • PNT trail crew tents in the Pasayten Airstrip
    PNT trail crew tents in the Pasayten Airstrip
  • Camp near the airstrip
    Camp near the airstrip
  • Day 3

  • Pasayten Airstrip
    Pasayten Airstrip
  • I don't know why we are smiling. We were wearing helmets because the wind was blowing trees down ALL AROUND US. We speed-walked all morning to get out of the forest and up into the alpine. Maybe we are smiling because we finally got to a meadow where we were safe from falling trees.
    I don't know why we are smiling. We were wearing helmets because the wind was blowing trees down ALL AROUND US. We speed-walked all morning to get out of the forest and up into the alpine. Maybe we are smiling because we finally got to a meadow where we were safe from falling trees.
  • Powder Mountain at the head of the Rock Creek drainage
    Powder Mountain at the head of the Rock Creek drainage
  • Fireweed
    Fireweed
  • Pasque flower
    Pasque flower
  • Conglomerate
    Conglomerate
  • Woody Pass
    Woody Pass
  • Cold and happy!
    Cold and happy!
  • Camp NE of Three Fools Pk
    Camp NE of Three Fools Pk
  • Day 4

  • We woke to a smoky sunrise
    We woke to a smoky sunrise
  • Fireweed
    Fireweed
  • Powder Mountain
    Powder Mountain
  • Woody Pass
    Woody Pass
  • Three Fools Peak
    Three Fools Peak
  • Powder Mountain
    Powder Mountain
  • Shull Mountain
    Shull Mountain
  • Canyon Creek drainage from the south ridge of Jim Pk
    Canyon Creek drainage from the south ridge of Jim Pk
  • On the summit of Jim Peak
    On the summit of Jim Peak
  • Jack Mountain from the south ridge of Jim Pk
    Jack Mountain from the south ridge of Jim Pk
  • Pasayten Peak
    Pasayten Peak
  • Jim Peak from the PCT
    Jim Peak from the PCT
  • Camp at Windy Pass
    Camp at Windy Pass
  • Day 5

  • Jim Peak from the south ridge of Tamarack Pk
    Jim Peak from the south ridge of Tamarack Pk
  • Mount Ballard from the summit of Tamarack Peak
    Mount Ballard from the summit of Tamarack Peak
  • Tamarack Peak from the PCT
    Tamarack Peak from the PCT
  • Mount Ballard
    Mount Ballard
  • Slate Pass
    Slate Pass

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