|Sahale arm and Sahale in the distance.|
Sahale Peak: 8680 ft.
Parking Lot: 3480 ft.
Cascade Pass: 5400 ft.
Our High Point: 8600 ft.
Elevation Gain: 5120 ft.
|Just reaching Cascade Pass.|
This past spring when my wife said let's go climb Sahale for our annual anniversary hike I was happy to agree. After working at the Alpine Institute for a couple years now and hearing stories from Boston Basin and the Cascade Pass region every day I was ready to get out and revisit this area.
This was our first overnight foray away from our 3 year old son. My dad was excited to ride his new motorcycle over for a visit with his grandson and give us the break we need for this outing. We were able to break away in the late afternoon and begin driving to the Trailhead for Cascade Pass. We arrived with enough time to have our adult beverages and cook our dinner before sneaking off to the bivy sites just a 1/4 mile from the trailhead. The next morning we hit the trail about 7:30. We cruised the 34 switchbacks up to Cascade Pass and hit the pass about 9am.
|This guy wanted our lunch, or at least our crumbs.|
|Looking Southeast over Doubtful Lake.|
|This guy was hanging around Sahale Glacier Camp around 7600 ft.|
|In the foreground, bubbles, in the distance, Glacier Peak.|
|The moon hanging out just north |
of Johannesburg peak (not pictured).
- Tim Page
- Southwest & International Program Coordinator