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ericwillhiteWindy Creek Trail to summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2017


Some fire damage, trail overgrowing a bit in places. Mostly clear. This was the start of a 60 mile loop in 3 days through Horseshoe Basin to Cathedral Basin.
Posted Aug 25, 2017 7:49 pm

Matt LemkeSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2016

Matt Lemke

Easy cross country hike directly up the south ridge. Chilly, windy summit (who would of thought!). 4 hours round trip taking it easy
Posted Sep 13, 2016 11:17 pm

CEIGEEasy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2015


Most difficult part of the day was the drive. I used the Windy Creek Trail, which can be followed all the way to the summit. It was a nice trail through a burn, though by the time I was finished, I had grown a little tired of the constant burnt trees. For me, a few miles of burn is great, but 10 miles becomes a little much.

As of July 15, the peak is in a restricted zone due to a fire NE. Only the very peak is in the restricted zone and when I climbed it, it was clear and smoke free at the top. There had been many other parties that had climbed it since it became restricted as well.
Posted Jul 31, 2015 11:09 pm

Josh LewisNice little workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2015

Josh Lewis

Went up via Windy Creek which is the easiest route up Windy Peak. The trail was in okay shape with a few swampy spots. The breeze up top felt good.
Posted Jul 3, 2015 2:06 pm

Mike LewisVia Windy Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2015

Mike Lewis

Went with Eastking, Josh and our dog Rex. Burned views nearby and distant high peaks on every horizon. I carried nearly two gallons of water for training but ended up sharing most of it on the descent. The day started cool and warmed up to near record heat by mid-afternoon. Thankfully we were down at the TH by that point.
Posted Jun 28, 2015 7:34 pm

EastKingVia Windy Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2015


Josh Lewis, Mike Lewis and I did it on a clear but hot day. Luckily we did most of the ascending on the cool morning. Views on this summit are excellent of the distant Sawtooths and Cascade Crest on a clear day. Trail is becoming overgrown and the route needs more hikers.
Posted Jun 26, 2015 11:04 am

applewoodIron Gate loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2012


Lovely clear day spent climbing Windy from Iron Gate TH, scrambled up the south summit ridge, then down the north, past Windy lake and back over Sunny Pass to end at Iron Gate, a long seeming 15+ mile hike, with the mountain to myself.
Posted Jun 10, 2015 6:34 pm

gimpilatorWindy Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014


After hiking up Amphitheater, Cathedral, and Remmel in a 3 day trip, Heather and I decided to go for Windy as well before leaving the area. It was a very hot day and we didn't get to the trailhead until noon. The trail is still in shape enough to follow but it is overgrown in a few spots.
Posted Jul 30, 2014 8:21 pm

jacobsmithWindy Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011


Climbed on the way out from a backpacking trip to Horseshoe Basin, which was beautiful, but filled with hordes of mosquitos.
Posted Sep 16, 2012 12:43 pm

MrHoundJuly summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012


Was actually headed to Horseshoe Basin and accidentally parked at the Windy Peak TH instead of the Iron Gate, so we decided to just go with it and tag Windy on our way in. Snow free on the way in, trail is hard to follow in places. Look for orange tape on a tree about 3 miles in where you need to cross the creek. On the way out July 23rd it snowed an inch or snow while we were on the mountain.
Posted Jul 24, 2012 3:47 pm

DoehleWindy Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010


Saw a good sized bear, route flagged, but hard to follow in spots.
Posted Sep 8, 2010 7:12 pm

SummitQueenFantastic hike w/snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2009


Harder to navigate trail from Sunny Pass in snow, especially first quarter of a mile. Stay low, but not low enough that you will hit a marsh area. All in all, a great hike. I was a TA for Wendy Walker's Spring Block this year 2009 - awesome D_shorb!
Posted Oct 13, 2009 2:33 am

bmwboarder7Windy Creek   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009


Went up the Windy Creek trail. The trail is overgrown in a few spots, but you can still tell where it should be from the sawed off trees for the trail. The burn area is a nice contrast of bright green brush/flowers and black trees. Beautiful day, sunny skies, no wind and warm at the top.
Posted Jul 20, 2009 8:36 pm

RyanTaro76Day Trip on a NOLS Outing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006
True to its name, it was hard to stand up atop the peak. There were several large fires burning in the north Paseyten Wilderness. A great place to view Mt. Diablo and Mt. Robinson. At Silver lake we gorged on blueberries and made friends with the mosquitoes.
Posted Mar 5, 2008 2:40 pm

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