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PostMon Sep 13, 2021 1:23 pm 
When two friends kindly offered to do trailhead drop-off and pick-up duty for us, Eileen and I took the opportunity for a one-way, five-day high traverse through the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.  We started at Dingford Creek Trailhead on the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and ended at Necklace Valley Trailhead on the Foss River---two points that are quite far apart by car.  Along the way, we saw a lot of beautiful lakes and managed to tuck in three nice summits.  A full trip report with photos and maps can be found at the following link:

https://trailcatjim.com/alpine-lakes-traverse-2021/

Below is a daily trip synopsis and some representative photos.

Day 1:  Hike up to Myrtle Lake in drizzle, bushwhack through wet brush, and scramble up to Big Snow Lake / Snowflake Lake.

Day 2:  Scramble up Big Snow Mountain in fog (no views), then descend to Gold Lake in clearing weather.

Day 3:  Hike up to Wild Goat Pass, scramble up Wild Goat Peak in sunny weather, descend to Chetwoot Lake, and hike over to Azure Lake.

Day 4:  Hike up to Iron Cap Lake, scramble up Iron Cap Mountain, descend to Iron Cap Pass, and hike up to Tank Lakes.

Day 5:  Hike down to Necklace Valley and out to the Foss River.


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PostMon Sep 13, 2021 2:19 pm 
That was a delightful Monday afternoon "wish I was hiking" read. I was intrigued by the photo of the giant granite slabs and clicked through to your blog for more context which was a enjoyable read! Great TR and sounds like a lovely time. up.gif

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