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Tamarack Peak Professional Review and Guide
"This hike follows a section of the Pacific Crest Trail across ridgetop meadows. A sea of barren peaks stretches to the far horizons, and brilliant constellations of mountain wildflowers border the trail. The trek begins with a moderate climb through the alpine meadows on the shoulder of Slate Peak. The summit of the peak is visible ahead, crowned with a fire lookout tower. During the Cold War, the top of the peak was razed and flattened to make space for a radar installation; when the new fire lookout was built on the site, it was built so that the floor of the cabin was at the altitude of the original summit."
--Erik Molvar, Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades (Falcon Guides).
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