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North Cascades National Park- Sahale Peak

Postby Sarvesh » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:47 pm

Here are some pix from a climb I did a little while ago. We hiked up the Cascade Pass trail and then continued up Sahale Arm to the base of the Glacier. We did this as a day hike and it was a long one, as we got started at the butt crack of dawn. Here is a shot of Johannesburg from the Cascade Pass Trail.
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This is the view of the summit from the arm trail
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Views of Eldorado Peak from the Sahale Arm trail
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Mount Forbidden and Mount Torment and the Boston Basin
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We did this climb about this time of year during a classic Pacific Northwest Indian Summer
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Getting closer to the Sahale Glacier...
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The summit horn
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Looking out from the glacier towards Glacier Peak...nothing but rock and ice
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I'm getting ready to climb the summit block
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My climbing bud Matt...like a monkey on a chain...
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I'm sittin' on top of the world...
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People ask"Why do you climb?" Here is why...
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The support team on the way down...
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What a great trip to one of the most stunningly beautiful places in the world. If you are ever in Washington take the Cascade Pass trail to the Sahale Arm trail, the views from high on the arm are spectacular. It's a nice day hike, 12 miles round trip with about 4000' elevation gain...add another 1000 feet to get to the summit...some seriously exposed class 4, maybe one low class 5 section of climbing and minor glacier travel involved...it's an airy summit!



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Re: North Cascades National Park- Sahale Peak

Postby mokelumnekid » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:48 pm

Sahale is a great little climb, with fabulous views and with a pretty welcoming approach which is rare in the North Cascades. Can do it in a day- one of the first trips I went on with my wife- but that was almost twenty years ago!
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Re: North Cascades National Park- Sahale Peak

Postby maverick » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:33 pm

Very pretty, and rugged place, love the views!
Thanks for posting Sarvesh.
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Re: North Cascades National Park- Sahale Peak

Postby mokelumnekid » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:22 am

Holy smokes- while digging through a box of old pics, found one of me 'n' the wife on Sahale Pk., from July '91. Must have been a warm day- as I recall the bugs were pretty bad hiking out.
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Re: North Cascades National Park- Sahale Peak

Postby evan » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:15 pm

Sarvesh-
Thanks for this TR on Sahale Peak! GORGEOUS country there, wish some day to take a trip to North Cascades NP! But, I my true LOVE will always be the Sierra!
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