Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness Guide Book

by Jeff Smoot (Falcon Guides)
Backpacking Washingtonand39;s Alpine Lakes Wilderness  by Jeff Smoot

240pp/photos/maps/elevation charts
ISBN: 0762730986

Lace up your boots, heft your backpack, and sample 43 long hikes and overnight backpacking trips in Washington’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness - one of the state’s most spectacular and rugged wilderness areas. Stroll among the Enchantment Lakes to Aasgard Pass; climb to Ladies and Frosty Passes high above Tumwater Gorge on Icicle Ridge; or hike to Spectacle Lake to find the headwaters of the Cooper River. Wherever you go you will find deep glacial valleys, lofty alpine meadows filled with wildflowers, high jagged peaks, and an abundance of lakes in the heart of Washington’s Cascades.

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Trails from the "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 43.
... Preview: A high ridge hike leading to Cradle Lake. culminating in 7,016-foot Highchair Mountain. Blackjack Ridge is traversed by a rugged 8-mile trail that climbs nearly 4,000 feet out of Icicle Canyon and mai ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Leavenworth, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: A backpack to remote Chain and Doelle Lakes. Chain Lakes are a string of small lakes set high in an enclosed basin high above Icicle Creek. The lakes are fairly remote; the shortest path to the lakes ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Leavenworth, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: A high alpine lake nestled in a basin above Meadow Creek. Cradle Lake is a small lake perched in a high meadow basin about 1 mile south of Highchair Mountain on Blackjack Ridge. This approach to Cradl ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Leavenworth, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16.8
... Preview: A long, mostly lonesome hike up Deception Creek to Deception Lakes. Deception Creek flows northward from Deception Pass, cascading some 10 miles down a quiet wilderness valley into the Tye River just ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Skykomish, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: A loop hike connecting Deception Pass and Cathedral Pass, with several options. The Deception Pass Loop hike connects several trails in a 14.4-mile loop, a popular long day hike or a two- or three-day ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Roslyn, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 14.4
... Preview: A hike over Cathedral Pass to the lush meadow basin of Deep Lake and beyond. Deep Lake is one of the jewels of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, a striking blue lake set in lush green meadows in a remote c ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Roslyn, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 18.4
... Preview: A day hike or backpack up Dingford Creek to Myrtle Lakes. Dingford Creek Trail climbs alongside its namesake creek to its source, the Myrtle Lakes, two of several quiet lakes set in a high basin above ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
North Bend, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12.6
... Preview: A long, scenic hike up the enchanting Middle Fork Snoqualmie River to Dutch Miller Gap and Williams Lake. Dutch Miller Gap is one of the high passes of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, dividing the Middle ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
North Bend, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: The quintessential Alpine Lakes Wilderness hike to the fabled Enchantment Lakes. No hike in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness compares with a walk through the Enchantment Lakes. Not even close. It is the hi ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Leavenworth, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: A semi-loop through Esmerelda Basin and down De Roux Creek. The Esmerelda Loop combines several trails in a convenient 12-mile loop around the Esmerelda Peaks in the upper Teanaway River region, just ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Cle Elum, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12.2
... Preview: A rugged loop trip along a segment of the abandoned County Line Trail. The Forgotten Trail Loop is a high traverse of the so-called County Line Peaks, a subrange of rocky mountains dividing the Teanaw ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Cle Elum, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.7
... Preview: A long hike up French Creek, with a side trip to Klonaqua Lakes. French Creek is one of the major tributaries of Icicle Creek. It is a long creek and a long, lonesome hike. There are no pretty lakes ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Leavenworth, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: A loop hike over French Ridge and along French Creek, with views and wildflowers aplenty. French Ridge is the high ridge dividing the French Creek and Icicle Creek drainages. French Ridge Trail provid ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Leavenworth, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.6
... Preview: Hike up Frosty Creek to Frosty Pass and Lakes Margaret and Mary. Frosty Pass is a high pass at the upper end of Icicle Ridge, dividing Frosty and Wildhorse Creek drainages. This is a popular backpacki ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Leavenworth, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 21.6
... Preview: A day hike or backpack to a high meadow basin and Lake Augusta. Hatchery Creek Trail is a steep, dry trail climbing to a high ridge, where high meadow wandering awaits. Although this trail offers one ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Coles Corner, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16.2
... Preview: A backpack up Icicle Creek to Lake Josephine, with many options. Icicle Creek is the major drainage of the northeastern portion of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The creek flows through one of the deep ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Leavenworth, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: A long backpack along the crest of Icicle Ridge. Icicle Ridge is one of the longest, highest hikes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The ridge forms the divide between Tumwater and Icicle Canyons, two o ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Leavenworth, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 37.3
... Preview: A long backpack up Ingalls Creek to Stuart Pass. Ingalls Creek Trail is one of the longest and loneliest trails in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Few hikers complete the entire trail. Early season hiker ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Cle Elum, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 31
... Preview: A long backpack up lonesome Jack Creek to Stuart Pass, with side trail options. Jack Creek Trail follows a tributary of Icicle Creek some 12 miles to Stuart Pass, a high pass dividing Jack and Ingall ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
Leavenworth, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 24
... Preview: An out-and-back hike to remote Kaleetan Lake. Kaleetan Lake, nestled in a basin below its namesake peak, is one of the more remote alpine lakes despite its close proximity to Snoqualmie Pass. The hi ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness"
North Bend, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 20