Our party of 5 humans, 2 goats, and a dog hiked in to Louden Lake from the Irongate Trailhead. After setting up camp and dinner, we picked a gentle slope up and easily gained the summit. Being late June, there were still a few snowfields but we were able to skirt them and avoid most of the marshy areas.
From the summit, look for the border marker and gain that too. It's pretty wild to see the cut in the forest stretch to the horizon in both directions.
With Tom S Stephen W and my two boys. Border jumping is fun. True summit not very clear and owner of this page seems to fail to discuss it... but it seems to be just north of the Western boundary marker well onto the Canadian side. Anyone else know about this?
Part of 60-mile Boundary Trail backpack.
Backpacked in from the Iron Gate trailhead. Road in very rough condition - high clearance required. Hiked up to Armstrong, then Arnold the following day. Spectacular views of distant peaks and the beautiful Horseshoe Basin!!
backpacked into Horseshoe Basin and spend a couple days trying to get away from the mosquitos. a beautiful area unlike anywhere i have seen in Washington.
Came in via Windy Peak (also climbed) and made camp near Horseshoe pass. Strolled up Armstrong in the evening and got a few pics by the monument. Snow free, no routes, but easy to find your way up. Very cool summit area, just immense, and great views of the basin.
hiked up from iron gate trailhead. nice views from summit and hike, and it was interesting to walk through the burn zone so recently after the fire.