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Day Hike - Boulder Butte via Purple Pass

Hike to a former Fire Tower site in Stehekin Valley

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 18.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,488 ft

Trail head - time to be determined day before trip.  Note, you will need to be able to contact leader at Stehekin Valley Ranch the day before to find out time - no phone service, no internet at the Ranch.

You need leader permission to go on this trip.  Leader will be very interested in what arrangements you plan to make to get to trailhead.  Please note mileage and elevation.  Note also that no roads go to Stehekin,  you need to take a ferry from Chelan or airplane or hike in from route 20 to get to Stehekin.


Boulder Butte via Purple Pass

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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