Had three days to play this past weekend…so we decided to do the Fisher Chimneys route on Mount Shuksan, although the weather had different plans for us. With a weather system coming Sunday, we changed our plans for a two day trip up Mount Daniel, in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
What a cool area! Saturday we hiked in and set up camp at Peggy’s Pond. Bugs were as bad as expected, but not as bad as I’ve seen them. Sunday am started out at 6:00am and hit the true summit at 9:00am. The route was snow free and very easy to follow. It’s a pretty good huff right out of camp to the base of the false summit, then a steep loose traverse below the false summit, then a very pleasant hike along a long ridge to the base of the true summit…with a quick scramble up to tag the true summit. On the way back down the weather system started moving in, covering us in thick fog from time to time, adding to the dramatic views. Back down to camp at 11:30am, we packed up and were back at the truck by 3:00pm, and home by 9:30pm….which included a stop in Roslyn for a burger and beers at the Brick Saloon.
Great weekend with my love Deb, and good friends, Chris and JJ.
A short video of the trip, shot and edited by Chris Wilson…Thanks Chris!