Thursday, August 14, 2014

TBT Hiking Post from Hubby - Trapper's Peak

It's Thursday!! That means another Throwback Thursday post from Hubby. Today's post is a hike in the North Cascades of WA, Trapper's Peak. This hike gets you to some awesome views of the North Cascades. 

Trappers Peak, June 30, 2007

Trappers Peak gives some of the best views of the North Cascades that can be attained without anything more than some relatively straightforward scrambling. I had gone there last year and wanted to share the experience with Sharon. 

To get to Trappers Peak, you take the Thornton Lake trail to the saddle above the lake and then follow a boot path up the ridge to the summit. 

There is one tricky creek crossing on the way. Sharon handled it like a pro. 
There was some snow as we approached the saddle. But we only got lost once! ;) 
There's a bit of scrambling along the ridge, but not too difficult. 
Just below the summit. 

We made it! We had yet to see a person all day, so we hung out on the summit for almost two hours. 
We made sure to enjoy the views while up there. 

The largest of the Thornton Lakes (the lower one) was starting to melt out. There were some cool patterns in the ice that looked like snowflakes. 

As we waited the skies cleared a little. The views were spectacular!