Backpack - Spider Gap, Lyman Lakes & Buck Creek Pass Loop


Backpack - Spider Gap, Lyman Lakes & Buck Creek Pass Loop

Photo-oriented, moderately paced (1-2 mph uphill, 1.75-2.5 mph flats) backpack to a stunning lake amidst flower-bedecked meadows.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 44.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,800 ft

Note:  this trip is in and out via the Suiattle River, not via Buck Cr Pass or Spider Meadows (in case I can't edit the trip template).  Contact leader for specifics and meeting time.  Due to short notice of this trip, please note trip length/dates may be amended  within the confines of the listed date (in case you want to sign up but can't for all days - minimum of 3 days).

We'll plan to camp night one on the Suiattle Trail or at the Miners Ridge/PCT junction.  Camp night 2 at Image Lake.  Break camp and backpack to Cloudy Pass or Lyman Lakes via the PCT for the 3rd night, with final night at Image Lake and one final, long day out.

Email leader during the day at Valerie (at) as I can't access personal email at work.  




Spider Meadows, Spider Gap, Lyman Lakes & Buck Creek Pass

  • Green Trails North Cascades Lake Chelan No. 114SX

    Green Trails Holden No. 113

    Trails Illustrated Glacier Peak Wilderness
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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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