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Backpack - Spider Gap Buck Creek Cloudy Pass Loop

Spider Gap Buck Creek Cloudy Pass Loop

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9:00 AM at Phelps Creek Trailhead
This loop excursion is one of the classic Cascade Mountain backpacking destinations. We'll start off in the Phelps Creek drainage with great views of Mt Maude and Seven-Fingered Jack, to peaceful Spider Meadows, then up and over Spider Gap via the Spider Glacier to the remote Lyman Lakes and views of the Lyman Glacier calving onto the lake. After spending the night by the lakes, we'll head up to Cloudy Pass and Suiattle Pass. Breathtaking views are non-stop on this loop - including the remote Glacier Peak and monstrous Bonanza Peak. The route back takes us past Fortress Mountain and Buck Peak as we follow the Buck Creek drainage. About 35 - 38 miles for the loop, depending on optional side trips up Helmet Butte and others. 4 days, 3 nights. About 9000 feet gain over 4 days. Experiance required to participate in this stenuous trip. Leader: Tim Nair 425-891-8668 tim.nair@verizon.net
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