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PostThu Apr 27, 2006 10:18 am 
I don't know if this subject has ever been done on this website before, but I was wondering what people's favorite high country/alpine campsites/spots are in the Cascades or Olympics. I'd have to say mine are (mostly in the Olympics): Grand Pass or the unnamed peak SW of Grand Pass The campsite with the rock wall around it just above the trail in elevation as the trail crests Del Monte Ridge on the way to Constance Pass Graywolf Pass The unnamed peak South of Marmot Pass And the one spot I've been to in the Cascades: Image Lake above the Suaittle River

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PostThu Apr 27, 2006 10:23 am 
jimmymac might suggest that the summit of Mt. Maude qualifies as a high country alpine camp site.

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PostThu Apr 27, 2006 12:06 pm 
On the ridge connecting to Wonder mt, just above (to southwest) of the upper Wonder lake in Olympics are remains of a campfire and flat site affording panoramic views of the southern Olympics including South Skokomish Valley, six ridge and beyond to the north-NW, and to the northeast the sawtooths of Cruiser, Lincoln, etc above Flapjack lakes basin. Campsites by the upper lake are nicer, and that's where the only water is, but that ridge site is spectacular. Thousand Acre meadows up the Dosewallips.

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PostThu Apr 27, 2006 12:29 pm 
any fire lookout or former lookout location..... hmmm.gif

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PostThu Apr 27, 2006 3:59 pm 
I'm sure you will get a ton of responses for this question. Here are a few of my favorite high camps in the Cascades (not in any particular order): The Lunch Counter On Mt Adams Robin Lakes, Alpine Lakes Region Black Buttes on Mt Baker Sahale Arm at the base of the Sahale Glacier Massey Lake High Camp near the Easton Glacier on Mt Baker The ridge above Ice Lakes adjacent to Mt Maude There's a few to start with

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PostThu Apr 27, 2006 5:37 pm 
high camp way up on the S ridge of Fortress Mtn Sweet *ss campsite on S side of Glacier Peak summit A great high camp way above a certain cirque near a route recently overexposed Tarns above Taocrevo lake S end of Edaps Lake among huge polished slabs Summit ridge of Kyes Peak high camp in saddle between white chuck and white river, white pass

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PostThu Apr 27, 2006 8:12 pm 
I like the campsite right inside Split Rock, on the PCT near Goat Crest and Old Snowy Mtn. The rock-sheltered site a bit up the hill is probably the highest on the PCT in Washington, since it is almost at the highest point on the PCT. Both are about 7,000 ft elevation, SR a bit lower, the sheltered site a bit higher. Water is available from melting snow most of the summer. Pics:
Split Rock, just enough room for a tent
Split Rock, just enough room for a tent
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Highest campsite on PCT in WA
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PostThu Apr 27, 2006 8:46 pm 
- Strawberry Point on the Olympic coast. Well, I thought it was "high country" - above the high tide line at least. I think somebody reported it was trashed by winter storms. That would be a shame.
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- On the ridgeline above Heart Lake near 7 Lakes Basin, or Cat Creek Basin, or Appleton Pass.

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PostThu Apr 27, 2006 9:19 pm 
Lookout Bob wrote:
any fire lookout or former lookout location..... hmmm.gif
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PostThu Apr 27, 2006 9:29 pm 
JimK wrote:
jimmymac might suggest that the summit of Mt. Maude qualifies as a high country alpine camp site.
Maude, Johnson, David, White... winksmile.gif

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PostThu Apr 27, 2006 9:32 pm 
I love the heather bench with su-weet valley view at the outlet of Elcric Lake. One time I snoozed 10-12 continous hours there without waking; awesome.

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PostThu Apr 27, 2006 11:55 pm 
All-time favorite is the wonderful flat spot on top of Point 5443 overlooking Ice River basin, about a mile ENE of the main Ice River Glacier. A very, very close second place is the isolated end of the northerly spur of Mount Hopper and the absolutely pristine basin below Point 5642. The view is sublime looking down the meadows and rock gardens to some jeweled lakes and into the Crazy Creek and Duckabush valleys.

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PostFri Apr 28, 2006 3:26 am 
Randy wrote:
I love the heather bench with su-weet valley view at the outlet of Elcric Lake. One time I snoozed 10-12 continous hours there without waking; awesome.
Ah the wind there.......

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PostFri Apr 28, 2006 7:12 am 
The pictures say it all. up.gif up.gif

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