Long-Distance Backpacking - Buck Creek Pass

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Long-Distance Backpacking - Buck Creek Pass

Priority given to Shuko & Karen's B3 mentor group until July 26th. Slow climb to the meadow campsite with view of the fourth highest summit of Glacier Peak.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 19.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,150 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,950 ft
  • Pace: 2.0mph

Meeting at Trinity at 8am on Friday, August 6th. You may camp at Phelps Creek campsite the night before if you do not want to drive in early morning on Friday.

Day 1: Walk 10 miles on Buck Creek trail to a open meadow campsite. Late afternoon day trip to Flower Dome (6332') .75 miles through wild flowers and view of Glacier Peak.

Day 2: Stay at same camp. Day hike to High Pass (7150') through Liberty Cap (6450') and enjoy the very blue Triad Lake in the glaciated basin.

Day 3: Pack up and walk back 10 miles to the trailhead.

Gaia map: https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=11.3/-120.9473/48.0857&layer=GaiaTopoRasterMeters

I am hopeful that most of you will have had some backpacking trip under your belt and can tackle a longer hike to the campsite. This trail is a nice gradual climb. If we have good weather the view from Flower Dome and High Pass is magnificent!

Route/Place

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

More to equipment suggestions to come before the trip. I will be gone from July 3rd to 26th, so any questions you might have might be haphazardly answered.

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