Leaving to early for me. Giving you a heads up. There is a new fire near the Suiattle river road on section K. Yesterday the Pct was closed because of it. It has gone from 20-70 acres in a day and with the weather it could really get out of control.
After buying all my food and then finding out about the Suiattle fire yesterday my brain just boinked. There is a pretty easy way to bypass this area. Just go on the east side of the mountain which for years was the official redirect of the trail until they put the new bridge across the Suiattle.
The key elements are make sure to take the Indian creek trail off the Pct. The white river trail no longer exzists no matter what your map shows. 2 Fording the napeequa river can be ankle deep or impassable. Time it depending on the weather your getting. 3 the napeequa river valley is technically off trail till you hit the top of high pass. The boot path is a reasonably good trail. You won't get lost. 4. When leaving the valley go left not right of the creek then up through the slide alder. Find the trail through, if you have done it right its very obvious your on a trail. Do not try to bushwhacked your way up unless you like pain. 5 This year there will be a sketchy snow field at the top of high pass. See my pics it will be worse this year. Hit it late in the day and have an ice axe.
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