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PostSun Sep 13, 2015 2:47 pm 
Edited: Replaced erroneous Indigo Lake with the less glamorous Lake 5698 DISCLAIMER: I am generally regarded as an idiot. Just because I did it doesn't mean it's a safe and reasonable thing to do. I do not condone this type of high risk endeavor. Day 1 Crossed the Suiattle (Do NOT ford at this location !!!!)
Old Milk Creek Bridge Site (North Side)
Old Milk Creek Bridge Site (North Side)
Old Milk Creek Bridge Site (South Side)
Old Milk Creek Bridge Site (South Side)
Hiked up to Box Mountain Lakes (Lime Ridge) and swam and relaxed
Lower combat zone
Lower combat zone
Adventure awaits
Adventure awaits
Hint of things to come
Hint of things to come
Ok, will do
Ok, will do
Meadows below Box Lake
Meadows below Box Lake
Meadow below Box Lake
Meadow below Box Lake
Box Lake
Box Lake
Box Lake
Box Lake
Hiked up to Lake 5698 and set up camp
Big Box Lake
Big Box Lake
Below Lake 5698
Below Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Arriving at Lake 5698
Arriving at Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Before the smoke
Before the smoke
Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Sipped whisky and snapped some Aurora shots
Lime Ridge Aurora
Lime Ridge Aurora
Lime Ridge Aurora
Lime Ridge Aurora
Day 2 Hiked up to summit of Lime Mountain in the morning
Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Kicked it pool side all afternoon
Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Lake 5698 poolside
Lake 5698 poolside
Lake 5698 poolside
Lake 5698 poolside
Went for an evening photo stroll around the Lake 5698 neighborhood
Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Lake 5698
Lake 5698 gardens
Lake 5698 gardens
Lake 5698 Gardens
Lake 5698 Gardens
Day 3 Hiked back out and forded the Suiattle
Lime Mountain
Lime Mountain
Lime Mountain
Lime Mountain
Box Lake in morning light
Box Lake in morning light
Box Lake reflections
Box Lake reflections
Box Lake in green
Box Lake in green
Box Lake outlet stream
Box Lake outlet stream
Phone on acid
Phone on acid

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PostSun Sep 13, 2015 2:56 pm 
Sweeeet! You didn't like the log crossings near the trailhead? Me really wants to get up there someday.

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PostSun Sep 13, 2015 3:03 pm 
RichP wrote:
Sweeeet! You didn't like the log crossings near the trailhead?
Correct. In the past I have used a log near the TH but I didn't like the looks of the (nearest) current log and I wasn't in the mood to brush bash on the south side. So I decided to ford some where up stream of the old bridge.

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PostSun Sep 13, 2015 3:29 pm 
chiwakum wrote:
I am generally regarded as an idiot
Unlikely! Would an idiot be in the right place again to get those Aurora shots? hockeygrin.gif The rest of the pictures, stunning! up.gif up.gif

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PostSun Sep 13, 2015 3:32 pm 
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PostSun Sep 13, 2015 3:48 pm 
up.gif up.gif Lucky bastard! Great trip! I think it's great that people are risking their lives to cross that river. Maybe they will make bridge hockeygrin.gif

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PostSun Sep 13, 2015 4:14 pm 
Were you able to find the fishermen trail up to Box Mountain lakes?

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PostSun Sep 13, 2015 5:03 pm 
Did you ford the Suiattle at the old bridge site? That looked daunting when I was there a couple months ago. Ditto the question about the old fisherman's trail. I'm curious about how much misery I could've saved myself coming down if I had actually found it.

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PostSun Sep 13, 2015 5:47 pm 
Backpacker Joe wrote:
Were you able to find the fishermen trail up to Box Mountain lakes?
olderthanIusedtobe wrote:
Did you ford the Suiattle at the old bridge site? That looked daunting when I was there a couple months ago. Ditto the question about the old fisherman's trail. I'm curious about how much misery I could've saved myself coming down if I had actually found it.
I didn't even try to stay on the "trail" from about 2200ft to 3200ft because it's going to be a very steep hellscape of tree fall, devils club, slide alder, salal and rotting logs regardless of any historical trail (parts of which are completely obliterated. Where the trail is intact it would have been relatively easy going w/o it. My advice would be to carefully study the topo and choose the best line in the terrain. Once you're above 3200ft it's a cake walk if you take a decent line. I didn't cross at the old bridge. It's too deep there and would be a REALLY bad choice.

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PostSun Sep 13, 2015 6:04 pm 
chiwakum wrote:
I didn't cross at the old bridge. It's too deep there and would be a REALLY bad choice.
Oh good. I forded probably about halfway between the washed out bridge and the trailhead. Mostly knee deep but waist deep in the middle. I wouldn't have wanted to deal with any deeper water than that. Powerful current.

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PostSun Sep 13, 2015 8:22 pm 
Ok, what's this Indigo lake stuff? There is on such lake??? There are three Box Mountain lakes.

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PostSun Sep 13, 2015 8:35 pm 
Backpacker Joe wrote:
Ok, what's this Indigo lake stuff? There is on such lake??? There are three Box Mountain lakes.
Hah! Good point sir. Depends on which map you look at. People also call the upper lake 5698. I started calling it indigo after I got back and my wife said my spot messages were coming from Indigo lake. And the name suits it. I'm almost curious enough to research it. There ARE a cluster of 3 box mountain lakes. 5698/Indigo is a 4th lake. You should just go see it for yourself wink.gif Google earth agrees with me Indigo Lake http://goo.gl/maps/3YnqJ But google is wrong in this case. I replaced Indigo with Lake 5698 (which may also be erroneous)

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PostMon Sep 14, 2015 8:09 am 
Thanks Chiwak. I go buy the Hi-Lakers/Trailblazers database and that's listed as the Upper Box Mountain lake. The lowest lake is Box Mountain Pot.

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PostMon Sep 14, 2015 3:02 pm 
West side high country stoke. I like your poolside manners.

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PostMon Feb 20, 2023 7:03 pm 
Did you get a look at Glacier Peak, and if so, do you think there might be a good route from Glacier Peak down Lime Ridge? I'm thinking of hiking Cady Ridge to Glacier Peak and then down Lime Ridge to Sulfur Spring. Do you think this is doable? Thanks!

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