I'm not convinced this hike is in Central Washington, however rounded the peaks may be. The important part is good driving directions in the '100 hikes, North Cascades' book. The trailhead is about one hour from Winthrop proper. Another beautiful day in the Methow, despite the obvious fire on Sweetgrass Butte. Excellent views of the blaze from the top. This is a great family hike, or for those with less ambition. Clark Peak can be added via the Bernhardt Mine trail for a super, one-way, 11 mile, rodeo loop. That's cowboy talk meaning 'don't step in the horse fritters', of which there were a few old ones. No bears, and very few people out on my favorite countrys' birthday. Happy Independence Day. 6 miles R/T, 1750' gain, less than four casual hours away from the car.