Duncan from the Duncan Ridge trail it is a mile less horizontal and 1600 less vertical than doing the twist straight up from the Entiat River trail. Now I know why most people go that way. But after looking into the Anthem Basin from the top of Anthem peak a couple weeks ago I was curious about that trail. Wildernessed told me there was water and possible campsites in the basin just below the top so I decided to make it an outing. Basin? More like a steep valley. I kept looking for camp sites near water until I ended up on the summit with a full overnight pack!
Up hill from here
The cruelest form of vandalism
Looking toward Duncan summit
Old lookout site on summit
T100's in the NF Entiat
Ice Ck valley, Maude, 7FJ, Fernow
Clark, Luhana, Glacier Peak
Entiat Ridge ending with Tyee LO
Colockum Tarpiscan fire plum
I did see two possible hammock trees near a trickle of water about ¾ of a mile below the summit and actually spent a very peaceful star filled night there. On the way down I got scolded by the same raptor that scolded me on the way up. I maybe invaded its territory.
Everytime I have been in that way it has been earlier in the year and a stream runs down the WSW gully coming off the 7800' highpoint. I have never come in that way when the basin wasn't full of snow. Sounds like you found sanctuary.
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