Friday, August 10, 2018

Sahale Peak, North Cascades National Park, WA

Diablo Lake

We were unlucky with rain and clouds, so we went up the Hidden Lake Lookout trail in the rain and hoped the weather would improve for Sahale

 The following day was wet and foggy, but we decided to hike up to Cascade Pass and attempt Sahale anyway. Our target was Sahale Glacier Camp.

Cascade Pass Trailhead

The trail starts with almost 40 switchbacks through the forest followed by a gradual path to Cascade Pass with stunning views, obscured by clouds and fog here

Cascade Pass

The col on the right is Cache Col, the northern terminus of the Ptarmigan Traverse 

First glimpse of Sahale Peak

The view from above Pelton Basin and Stehekin valley

Doubtful Lake

Sahale Glacier Camp, Sahale Peak is in the background 

Johannesburg Mountain 

Summit Day 

Sahale Glacier


Unfortunately, the weather was extremely hazy because of forest fires in the area

Back at Sahale Glacier Camp 

We went back to Cascade Pass and hiked back to the trailhead 


Black Bear family eating huckleberries and blueberries

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