Forum Index

Trail Talk

Partners

Trip Reports
 

Stewardship
/History 

Gear
/Food/Photo

Support
/Links 

Saloon
/Trade 
Forum Index -> Trip Reports -> Carne Mtn. 7085' (Better late than never)  8-09-09
Previous :: Next Topic  
Author Message
MountainMan
Member
Member


Joined: 15 Jul 2008
Posts: 365 | TRs | Pics
Location: San Diego
Post Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:58 pm    Carne Mtn. 7085' (Better late than never)  8-09-09
 Reply to topic Reply with quote

We picked Carne Mtn. for Sunday since it seems fairly close to Duncan Hill, our Saturday trip. However, as we discovered, even with cutting through on forest roads, the driving time is close to three hours between trailheads! eek.gif  So, after doing Duncan Hill on Saturday, we turned off of the Entiat River Rd onto Mad River Rd and then onto FR 5800 and found a place to camp a ways in on a spurr rd. In the morning we woke up to a nice sunny day & great views of nearby hills.


We had our usual oatmeal and tea for breakfast, packed up and headed out. We worked our way along forest roads 5800 and 7801, then eventually to the Chumstick Hwy and 207. The forest roads are dirt and in very good condition, but they were also narrow and winding with a few confusing junctions, so it took a long time to get through. Then, of course, we still had to go all the way up FR 62/Chiwawa River Rd to the Phelps Creek TH (FT 1511). The longer than anticipated driving time meant we got to the TH later than we had hoped. The parking area was packed, of course, with all the people going to Spider Meadows and beyond. Somebody must have just left, though, because we lucked out and got the third spot in from the TH!


We headed out along FT 1511 and, in a few minutes, reached the junction with the much less traveled Carne Mtn Trail (we only met two other groups the whole day). up.gif


The first part of the trail switchbacks up a steep forested hill. Not too much to see here, but we got some early views here and there.


Eventually the trail straightens out for awhile and the trees start to thin, but then there's more switchbacks as the trail climbs up towards the basin below Carne. This is where we met the only other group of day hikers we saw that day. The views just get better and better as you head up! up.gif


We reached the meadow in the basin and we could finally start to see the summit of Carne. There's a stream here and we filtered water before heading on.


Soon we crossed the basin and reached the junction with the Old Gib Trail.


Here we climbed more switchbacks to the saddle where we met a group of backpackers who had come up from Rock Creek.


We chatted a few minutes and took in the views, then headed for the summit, reaching it less than ten minutes later. The views were spectacular, even better than Duncan, which we could see too!  biggrin.gif up.gif  We took tons of pictures and looked at our map trying to put names to all the mountains around us. The most impressive nearby mtn. is Mt Maude, which we've added to our list. wink.gif We then had a quick snack, got our group pics, searched for a summit register (but didn't find any) and all to soon had to go back down.  frown.gif


This is a nearly 360 deg. pano from Carne:



On the way down, we saw the group of backpackers had camped in the meadow. We also spotted a marmot and some pikas.


It was pretty late when we got back to the TH and there weren't nearly as many cars. Still it was a good trip and well worth the long day. I loved the views from the summit! up.gif We stopped in Leavenworth on the way home and found a place that's open late called Katz Chop House on the corner of 8th and Commercial St. They have a good selection of food on their bar menu. up.gif  hungry.gif  cheers.gif

--------------
Slow down, take notice, savor the moment, appreciate the world around you and everything that you have.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Bloated Chipmunk
Slower than Dial-up



Joined: 29 Jan 2007
Posts: 2338 | TRs | Pics
Location: The road less traveled
Post Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:15 pm   
 Reply to topic Reply with quote

What a nice peak w/awesome views!!  hockeygrin.gif  up.gif  Here are my pics from the hike:


--------------
Home is where the hiking is. 

http://www.meetup.com/Hardcore-Hikers-of-San-Diego-County/

A balanced diet is a margarita in each hand.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Galadriel
Member
Member


Joined: 17 Jun 2003
Posts: 214 | TRs | Pics
Location: Kirkland
Post Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:22 pm   
 Reply to topic Reply with quote

Thanks for the informative trail report.  I'm planning an overnight trip in October to see the larches.  Looks like the basin is a perfect camp site.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail
raz2sea
Daddy RAZ



Joined: 04 Dec 2007
Posts: 1067 | TRs | Pics
Location: Seattle
Post Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:36 pm   
 Reply to topic Reply with quote

Nice trip you two!! You were so lucky to find parking right up front, go back about 300 yds to where the cars were on both sides of the road and you would have found my car...
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address MSN Messenger
Magellan
Brutally Handsome



Joined: 26 Jul 2006
Posts: 12253 | TRs | Pics
Location: Inexorable descent
Post Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:26 pm   
 Reply to topic Reply with quote

Nice TR guys.  up.gif

Can anyone do some labeling on the panos for me? Please.  biggrin.gif
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail
Opus
Wannabe



Joined: 04 Mar 2006
Posts: 3334 | TRs | Pics
Location: The big rock candy mountain
Post Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:02 pm   
 Reply to topic Reply with quote

up.gif  You should go up into Leroy Creek basin and do the old trail that runs from there out to Carne and back down that trail for the full loop.  You could camp in Chipmunk creek basin too.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
EastKing
Summit Addict



Joined: 28 Mar 2007
Posts: 2014 | TRs | Pics
Location: 40 hours week work; 40 hours summit
Post Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:26 pm   
 Reply to topic Reply with quote

Awesome TR and photos. Good job you two!!! up.gif  up.gif  up.gif

--------------
I am addicted to summits! I can't eat, drink or breath without them. Life without mountains would really suck.

http://www.myspace.com/climbandsurfmackg | http://www.summitpost.org/user_page.php?user_id=894
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
  
Display:     All times are GMT - 8 Hours 
 Post new topic Reply to topic
Forum Index -> Trip Reports -> Carne Mtn. 7085' (Better late than never)  8-09-09  
 
Jump to:   
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
Search this topic: 


   Use Disclaimer Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group
Privacy Policy