Backpack - Buck Creek Pass

Trip

Backpack - Buck Creek Pass

Hike 19.2 miles round trip to Buck Creek Pass. It's 3,000 feet of elevation gain gets you to camps with in-your-face views of Glacier Peak and ample opportunities to wander to Liberty Cap, Flower Dome, High Pass, and up to the flanks of Glacier Peak itself. PERMISSION REQUESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNTIL REGISTRATION OPENS.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 19.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,750 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

The trailhead for Buck Creek Pass is located north and west of Lake Wenatchee, Google map location https://goo.gl/maps/7bTGS2nTzf82.  Would like to be gathered at the trailhead and ready to hike by 9AM.  Carpools are encouraged but participants are expected to make their own arrangements.  If your Mountaineers profile is set to 'private', please make it 'viewable' so that others in the group can connect with you to arrange a ride.

We will hike up to Buck Creek Pass on the first day and set up a basecamp, with time to wander that first afternoon toward Flower Dome.  Then the next day we'll hike the amazing route to remote High Pass, Triad Lake and Liberty Cap, returning to camp at Buck Creek pass a second night.   Then we'll head down on day 3.

More details to be settled as the date gets closer.

Route/Place

Spider Gap, Lyman Lakes & Buck Creek Pass


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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