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PostFri May 20, 2022 8:28 pm 
I love my ursack but it isn't big enough for a week of food. I might have to get another one. The only place I've been that I would rather have a bear can was at the White Chuck tarns. No trees in sight. I buried it under a bunch of big rocks but I'm sure that wouldn't stop a bear. It didn't really seem like an area where animals would be hanging out though.

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PostFri May 20, 2022 9:04 pm 
I actually used my 30% off coupon through REI to buy a 30l Ursack Almighty today specifically for this trip. smile.gif

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PostMon May 23, 2022 11:14 am 
zimmertr wrote:
I was also hoping to go crosscountry from the White Chuck Glacier moraine towards the White Chuck Cinder Cone after camping at Glacier Gap. Instead of dropping all the way back down to White Pass and heading towards Red Pass. And would be interested in hearing beta on that too if anyone has done it... It would require a ford of the White Chuck River which might be spicy.

Bramble_Scramble kinda covered this already, but I've done this route the last four summers. It's very passable. The only part that is a bit tough is the drop around 48.04720, -121.13497. It's not particularly sketch or technical, but you'll want to look ahead and figure out where you're going. My recollection is that south side of that drainage has large rocks and is more steady and the north side is more brushy. I've taken both and the rocky side definitely has less chances to end up on your butt when going down. Once you get past that it's pretty much as easy as it goes and there's carns or trail marking the best way. The trail is a bit overgrown, in one spot, but passable. Beautiful meadows and always a highlight of the trip. I'll try to attach a rough map of my route at the end, but here are some photos from late August a few years ago to give you a sense of what its like.
Middle Glacier Peak Meadows and White Mountain
Middle Glacier Peak Meadows and White Mountain
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Middle Glacier Peak Meadows and Black Mountain
Middle Glacier Peak Meadows and Black Mountain
Two Different Water Sources
Two Different Water Sources
Middle Glacier Peak Meadows
Middle Glacier Peak Meadows
Towards Red Pass
Towards Red Pass

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PostMon May 23, 2022 11:18 am 
Excellent beta, thank you so much!

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PostMon May 23, 2022 2:12 pm 
The mixing of the water was really cool. I also took several photos and a video.

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PostSat May 28, 2022 4:46 pm 
zimmertr wrote:
Due to their perceived danger of the standing dead trees.

There are many areas that have standing dead trees, and they aren't closed. A few years ago we camped up above Black lake in the Okonagan, dead standing trees everywhere from a wildfire.

Go placidly amid the noise and waste, and remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof.

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PostMon May 30, 2022 8:30 am 
Depending on which part of the Pasayten you are in, the trails go through miles and miles of dead standing trees. And dead fallen trees. clown.gif One day on approaching Middle Hidden Lake a windstorm came up and trees were crashing down all around us. We just got lucky we didnít get injured or worse. Itís just a risk you have to take when traveling through a burned forest.

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PostMon May 30, 2022 9:02 am 
This interactive webpage shows just how much has burned in North Central Washington: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/da2c6d84fa67456c87d0c2f891f3e0cf

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PostWed Aug 03, 2022 9:59 pm 
Reading this all again because we start in 10 days and I am SO EXCITED!

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