SummaryHiked and scrambled our way up Daniel via the scenic Southeast Ridge route with an overnight camp at Peggys Pond. This was in the late summer of 2003. Blondie was there with us except for the final 30 foot scramble to the true summit. We also ran into our friends Jim & Haydar at the TH (on the way in and out). In fact we went for some Mexican dinner in Cle Elum afterwards if I recall.
Fall colors from near Cathderal Pass.
Cathedral Rock & Peggys Pond from low on SE Ridge.
Shirley starting up the SE Ridge from Peggys Pond.
Circle Lake from somewhere on SE Ridge.
Circle Lake & The Citadel from SE Ridge.
Venus and Spade Lakes from SE Ridge.
East Summit from SE Ridge.
West (L) and Middle Summits of Daniel.
Blondie resting just below the West Summit scramble.
Shirley on the summit of Daniel.
Shirley & I on the main/West summit of Daniel.
East Summit from Main Summit.
Middle Summit from Main Summit.
Lynch Glacier & Peasoup Lake from summit.
Looking towards Chimney Rock Group from summit.
Shirley starting the hike down from summit.
Shirley hiking down with East Summit in background.
Shirley & Blondie hiking down SE Ridge with Circle Lk. below.
Cathedral Rock & Peggys Pond on the hike down.
Shirley descending the SE Ridge.
Cathedral Rock and Peggys Pond on descent.