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PostMon Sep 23, 2019 9:23 pm 
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cashmere mountain 9.21.19

We got one of the last spots in the eightmile parking lot when we arrived at 6am.  Most folks were walking up the road to Colchuck, and the rest were planning to take the Eightmile trail because they thought it would get them to Colchuck.  dizzy.gif

We went up the SE slope route described by Aaron and Jake and down the trail. The annoying brushy slope above the old road stole my iphone frown.gif and new snow made the descent from the summit ridge a little more exciting than anticipated, but overall it was a great day! Gloriously clear, a fun crew and excellent views. All larches in the vicinity are still green.

dagger and moon
dagger and moon
choose your own adventure gully
choose your own adventure gully
victory
victory
scoping out the valley below
scoping out the valley below
colchuck
colchuck
meadows & mountains
meadows & mountains
pretty light on meadows and enchantment range
pretty light on meadows and enchantment range
cashmere
cashmere
early evening light at eightmile lake
early evening light at eightmile lake
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PostMon Sep 23, 2019 10:28 pm 
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Headed up Chatter Creek 9/21/19 and looped from Ida via Icicle Ridge Trail. Managed to lose Icicle Ridge in the brush for a good long while after descending from Carter Lake. Better eyes than mine required, I guess and our descent from the pass at Grindstone was via headlamp (and iPhone LED). Still a wonderful day of hiking and the larch'll drag me back in the next week or two.
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PostWed Sep 25, 2019 3:53 pm 
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thename wrote:
Managed to lose Icicle Ridge in the brush for a good long while after descending from Carter Lake. Better eyes than mine required

I've heard from others who have been there in the past 2 years that the trail there is overgrown to the point of being non-existant, so it probably wasn't just your eyes.
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PostWed Sep 25, 2019 4:30 pm 
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Downhill wrote:
I've heard from others who have been there in the past 2 years that the trail there is overgrown to the point of being non-existant, so it probably wasn't just your eyes.

Good to know I'm not alone. We floundered more than we should've searching for the track (switchbacks down into the basin were quite well maintained, though) so can confirm there was largely no sign until crossing Index Creek.
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PostTue Oct 01, 2019 8:36 pm 
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Quick trip to Barbie's Boyfriend Lakes today.  Feet got a little soggy but great day to be out.

Just me today
Just me today
Snowy log on road
Snowy log on road
A few inches on the trail
A few inches on the trail
Lower Ken Doll
Lower Ken Doll
Logs
Logs
Middle
Middle
Leaving middle
Leaving middle
Frozen drop
Frozen drop
Arriving at upper
Arriving at upper
Melting snow drop ripples
Melting snow drop ripples
Shoe shot
Shoe shot
Upper inlet
Upper inlet
Paging Brushbuffalo
Paging Brushbuffalo
Snow plank
Snow plank
Leaving upper
Leaving upper
Middle from outlet
Middle from outlet
Leaving lower
Leaving lower
Chikamin peek-a-boo
Chikamin peek-a-boo
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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 12:55 pm 
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Great pics Tom. I really need to get an e-bike.  I dont relish the thought of walking that road again.  Oh and by the way, you really could have filled out a trip report.  You arent lazy! doh.gif

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PostWed Oct 02, 2019 2:04 pm 
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More intentional than lazy.  Already posted a few, figured it didn't need another dedicated report.  Next time I will park lower as it's faster to bike up the short section of the road than to drive it and navigate the huge potholes.  Be sure to turn off power if you take your e-bike beyond the jersey barrier - you need to pedal on FS roads closed to motor vehicles.
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PostFri Oct 11, 2019 8:05 pm 
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lil romp around commonwealth in the 2-12" of snow. Explored cave ridge area, couldn't stick to the path under the sometimes deeper than expected bits of snow so I took the gully/avalanche chute directly up from the stream just south of the waterfalls marking the exit up from Commonwealth Basin to CR. At about 4100' I reached the base of guye's cliffs, with a panorama of Kendall, Red, and north opening up. Treed views to the southwest also.

Unfortunately I was spacing out, and a bit more than a half mile from the Commonwealth Cr bridge, a Charlie Brown Christmas tree was my demise.  dizzy.gif I stepped on a small single-boughed tree that immediately dropped me almost a foot. Crack went my ankle, and I waited a minute in pain before checking that it wasn't broken and hobbling on out on sticks. Thanks to the group of hikers I met at the bridge that let me borrow your poles!

Collar Mountain-ish ridge

The "annoying river crossing" noted in most WTA trip reports of the first few miles to Kendall Peak is in fact a several hundred foot long waterfall! The PCT can be seen in the bottom.

View of Kendall from the  southeast base of Guye's cliffs

Guye Falls
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PostFri Oct 18, 2019 1:56 pm 
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Ida Lake (Chiwaukum mountains) 10-15-19

Day trip to Ida Lake to check out the larches with dog Maui.

The day before was brilliant sunshine and alas I missed the window.  This day there was high-dark overcast and poor lighting for photos of the larches.  Approached via Chatter Creek, conditions were excellent with the first significant snow travel from the last pass down to the lake.

In: 3.5 hours  Out: 2.5 hours
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PostFri Oct 25, 2019 6:53 am 
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Hit a couple of isolation summits in the northeastern part if the state yesterday. Huckleberry Mtn near Addy and Calispell Peak near Cusick. Was able to drive to over 5000' on Huckleberry and 4800' on Calispell where I had a 3.5-mile walk to the top.

Running the ridge to the highpoint.
Running the ridge to the highpoint.
Summit cairn.
Summit cairn.
The sun is out.
The sun is out.
North Huck BM.
North Huck BM.
The road is pretty steep.
The road is pretty steep.
Not much snow.
Not much snow.
Summit of Calispell Peak.
Summit of Calispell Peak.
Chewelah Mtn and 49 Degrees North Ski Area.
Chewelah Mtn and 49 Degrees North Ski Area.
Huckleberry Mountain where I hiked earlier.
Huckleberry Mountain where I hiked earlier.
Tamaracks. The Pend Oreille River in the background.
Tamaracks. The Pend Oreille River in the background.
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PostFri Oct 25, 2019 9:15 am 
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Interesting choices to go hike up! I used to live below the SW slope of Huckelberry mountain and would go up there frequently to see moose and elk. Would do Calispel Peak from the west from a pretty good logging road, going cross country to the top.The road you were on is snowmachine territory in the winter. You might enjoy the book by James Johnson, "50 Hikes for Eastern Washington's Highest Mountains" if you don't already have it. It includes the Kettle range, Salmo Priest and even the Blues.
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PostFri Oct 25, 2019 10:15 am 
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Thanks for that recommendation, glenoid.  up.gif
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PostFri Oct 25, 2019 12:06 pm 
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Paging puzlr, there's a washout/landslide in mid fork just 100' beyond the Upper CCC trailhead (7.5?).

A chasm about 2' wide and several deep opened up on the hill adjacent side, and the road has buckled about 8" down and a few feet long at the end of the chasm. I didn't drive on it and saw king co workers as I left, and several more including one with "road closure" and other signs passed me.

Just east of upper CCC


Russian Butte View js "open" as of recently and was a bit... Lackluster but I only explored for a bit and it was cloudy.

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PostFri Oct 25, 2019 12:47 pm 
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mosey wrote:
Paging puzlr, there's a washout/landslide in mid fork just 100' beyond the Upper CCC trailhead (7.5?).

Just east of upper CCCA chasm about 2' wide and several deep opened up on the hill adjacent side, and the road has buckled about 8" down and a few feet long at the end of the chasm.

Isn't that the section that was chip sealed instead of paved because it would be easier to repair if/when there were issues?
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PostFri Oct 25, 2019 3:19 pm 
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Thanks Mosey for the update!

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