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huskertriguyLate Spring Snow-Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2016

huskertriguy

 Had to park below the snow which added about a mile each way.

A party of about 8 had left ahead of us but turned around at the first steep section of snow.

My friend and I were the only ones to summit that day. Steep going up on the snow. I hadn't brought my ice axe so only had my trekking poles which made it iffy at times. Coming down on softer snow made for difficult footwork and a couple slides.

Worth it. Beautiful day that will forever be seared in my memory for so many reasons.
Posted May 12, 2016 2:11 pm

JLuthanenFun / quick climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2015

JLuthanen

Got to the lookout in about 30mins, had climbed 5 of the 7 or 8 spires in about an hour+. Shared the top of the main peak with several others - beautiful views
Posted Sep 27, 2015 10:20 pm

WOLFrisingQuick summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2015

WOLFrising

on our way to NCNP for the weekend. Maddie and I hit the trail around 4:30 pm, and got to the summit and back quickly. Long summer days made for a nice late hike/camp setup in Newhalem.
Posted Jun 8, 2015 2:15 am

BKWSpring Fling  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2015

BKW

Yes it's short, but once we were up on the east side, we got some pretty solid alpine action with steep snow and an intriguing scramble along the ridge.
I attempted this one a few years back as a fall snowshoe from way low on the approach road. That didn't work out so well.
Posted May 3, 2015 1:24 am

WendyKShort & Sweet  Sucess!

WendyK

Sauk - wonderful hike with views beginning at parking lot. Switchbacks along the open face of the mountain the entire way. Wildflowers abound. :) Have hiked many times, usually take first timers here.
Posted May 2, 2014 3:58 pm

avilajakeBang for your buck  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

avilajake

I took my little kids up there, and they will always remember it. The views are amazing from the trail head, but they get better from the top. Love this hike.
Posted Mar 6, 2014 11:33 am

Cascade ScramblerFeels even shorter the second time around  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

Cascade Scrambler

Went up with a photographer friend who wanted some shots of Baker. The trip up felt even shorter the second time; I don't know how much shorter it can actually feel, as it goes by super quick. Once again, bagged the true summit. Took a video of me jogging back from the true summit to the false summit; it's pretty awesome. Saw lots of Marmots.
Posted Nov 30, 2013 9:42 pm

kevinsaSauk Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2002

kevinsa

Great summit for those days you feel a little lazy.
Posted Sep 26, 2012 2:14 pm

TimmyCSmoky!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2012

TimmyC

Lots of smoke from the fires in central Washington, but lovely views anyway. Lunch on top at the former lookout.
Posted Sep 21, 2012 7:01 pm

tcingrumSauk hop  Sucess!

tcingrum

Took my son up. Good times.
Posted Sep 18, 2012 12:02 am

RedwicFirst Dock, And Then Sauk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2012

Redwic

After an early morning trip to Dock Butte, my daughter and I went to Sauk Mountain. I wore her toddler backpack the entire way to the summit ridge, before I did the final scramble to the true summit. I quickly returned back to the main trail, and then my daughter and I had a great lunch together in a small depression next to some snowbanks. Several marmots were running around and shrieking. Great weather, great route, great views... but bad blisters (due to worn-out socks).
Posted Sep 4, 2012 9:43 pm

Cascade ScramblerDon't believe the hype  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Cascade Scrambler

From the false summit, just stay on top of the ridge the entire way. There's one slightly airy move that feels worse going over to the true summit than coming back. There's no need to drop down off the ridge crest, it's more work than necessary. Nice views, fun short scramble. Bagged Dock Butte afterwards.
Posted Sep 1, 2012 10:09 pm

LuminousAphidSauk mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2008

LuminousAphid

Hiked with Family, great views but a little isolated from lots to see
Posted Mar 12, 2012 5:55 pm

SKICool!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2011

SKI

Skied in from MP 4
Posted Nov 13, 2011 4:58 pm

setrentA great trip  Sucess!
Have climbed multiple times, both in winter and spring. This was one of Dallas Kloke's favorite winter climbs; easy access and as challenging as you want.
Posted Oct 21, 2011 12:37 am

MMclimbhighTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2005

MMclimbhigh

Fun to traverse the false summits. Don't kick rocks on your car from the top!
Posted Oct 7, 2011 2:17 am

verdeleoneBeautiful  Sucess!

verdeleone

Sauk, beautiful wildflowers - if you go for that sort of thing. Ah, to be back in the Cascades.
Posted Jul 4, 2011 10:00 am

josgoodOld Faithful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2004

josgood

Always a great hike for the family, or by yourself!
Posted Apr 5, 2011 12:40 am

fjes6Great!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2004

fjes6

Always a great summer season starter
Posted Mar 31, 2011 5:39 pm

beaudaddy85Nice!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2010

beaudaddy85

I really enjoyed this one for its easy effort, short scramble at the end vs. big open, alpine views.

Its a beautiful area and if someone had some extra time on their hand it looked like it would be interesting to explore Sauk Lake and Bald Mountain.
Posted Mar 21, 2011 1:31 pm

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