Hidden Lake Peaks Climber's Log

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Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 13, 2011 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2009

Beautiful Day!  Sucess!

The mountains put on quite the show, it was a beautiful trip.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Jan 2, 2011 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1994

Great views of Eldorado  Sucess!

Wonderful summit with great views of big North Cascade peaks.


HiT - Dec 30, 2010 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010

Destination Lookout  Sucess!

Headed up there to help out with some general maintenance of the lookout. That was the destination so I do not think I actually summited the main "Hidden Lake Peak". I did however scramble up to the highest point there at the lookout. I love that lake!


breauxtrahn - Dec 8, 2010 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

2 trips 2 summits  Sucess!

The first time we went up the high point and descended/glissaded down the slope to meet the trail lower down. then in '10 went up the lower peak with the fire lookout.


SummitQueen - Sep 15, 2010 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 7, 2010  Sucess!

Took my Mom up this hike for a change in scenery, as I lived in the Diablo/Ross Lake region of the North Cascades National Park for the past year and hadn't explored as much up the Cascade River Road. Hidden Lake Peaks lookout was amazing. Spectacular day with a short, but scenically varied trail. I loved reaching the upper boulder fields with the streams passing through the trail. Amazing. I'll do it again for fun someday soon!


leftfield - Aug 23, 2010 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Route climbed - standard trail  Sucess!

How many times have i driven past this trailhead on the way to Cascade Pass? Nice little climb/boulder hop with the Mazamas. Lovely day with a turn in the weather lurking in the air.


Doehle - Jan 20, 2010 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010

Winter Route  Sucess!

Went up the winter ridge route. Steep at first, but very direct. Great views from the true summit.


jonesa37 - Jan 20, 2010 2:21 am

hauling rocks  Sucess!

geology research and got to bag a peak... pretty sweet hauling 40lbs of rock


ericnoel - Dec 13, 2009 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2009

Hidden Lake Peak 7088  Sucess!

We took advantage of modest snow levels for December and drove to the last switchback on the road. Walked the road, then the trail, then into the drainage. There was evidence of large avy activity already this winter in this drainage but those dangerous slopes were now mostly bare and it was cold which made us relatively unconcerned on this day. But in general this could be a risky area. Hoofed it up the drainage, traversed S for a bit and then hit the ridge at 6200. Hiked up the chilly ridgeline to the top. Fantastic views on a clear cold winter day. Too bad my camera died in the cold. Great hike. Snow conditions are crappy with hard snow, ice, wind scoured crust. No need for snowshoes but we used crampons and axes.

I also visited the lookout site in summer around maybe 2005.


geosean - Oct 11, 2009 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2006

Both Summits  Sucess!

Both peaks were totally socked in, so I'll have to go back.

Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - Jan 20, 2009 9:14 pm

Beautiful views  Sucess!

I climbed this peak way before I knew what SP was- back in the summer of '03. Other than the unsightly gash that the trail cuts across the side of the hill on the way up, the views are just amazing.


Curtissimo - Dec 25, 2008 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

with Magellan + Hiker Anna; both peaks!  Sucess!

road now open!

Andy Dewey

Andy Dewey - Feb 21, 2008 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2008

Route Climbed: Sibley Creek  Sucess!

Started where the Cascade River Rd was no longer plowed at MP 7. This added 3+ miles of road walking, but I turned and went straight up the ridge and cut off the entire Sibley Creek Rd and trail. It was a long 14 miles and 6100' of gain but well worth it...spectacular views! Didn't bother going to the lookout.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jul 10, 2007 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2003

Triple Play  Sucess!

Climbed to the Hidden Peak lookout. I am a ridge and rock lover, but for the first time ever (20 years of hiking) I was awestruck by wildflowers. They are incredible here in August! The view is crazy beatiful, and the lookout itself was very interesting. It was the first one I had been in that really showed me beauty and the danger of these places. I learned what a lightning stool is...


blakely23 - Apr 29, 2007 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2007

Spring Snowboarding

Hiked up the sibley creek basin after hiking an extra 1 1/2 miles or so from the road washout. I wish they would teach people how to build culverts and this problem wouldn't happen as much. Anyway, there is still TONS of snow left up there and even if the road wasn't washed out its still impassible most of the way due to snow. The weather moved in on us a few times while on the mntn and left us in a total white out at least 4 times, once for over 30 min!!! The snow was great though, and nice and stable too! Tons of powder at the top from the last few days. Most definately worth the hike and will be doing it again very soon. Great Spring backcountry experience!


KOPPER425 - Sep 24, 2006 5:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006

Beautiful  Sucess!

Awesome views and beautiful colors on the approach. Great trip and great views from the top.


gimpilator - Sep 24, 2006 3:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006

Very Nice!  Sucess!

Went up with Magellan, Josh and some other OSAT'ers. Great trip and nice fall colors.


EastKing - Aug 29, 2006 3:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

Main Trail with scramble to true summit  Sucess!

Trip report tells the story.


skagitteam - Mar 18, 2006 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005

A favorite  Sucess!

I've done this one a few times, and it's been worth it everytime. The one drawback is that the drainage basin can be very buggy in late summer--come prepared.


sprosseda - Jan 25, 2006 5:57 pm

Route Climbed: Both main summit ridges Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

Great wildflowers in the meadowy valley on approach. Went up to sibley pass and scrambled entire NE ridgeline to summit. Very fun granodiorite blocks. Exceptional views for a full 360 pan of Baker, Shucksan, Pickets, Eldorado, Forbidden, Sahale, Formidable, Joberg, Snowking, Whitehorse. Mid-elevation mountain among higher peaks so all the other kings look really jagged. Scrambled down shorter SW ridgeline to saddle and trail through boulder strewn meadows. Beautiful lake below, very photogenic. Very enjoyable mountain, have done a few times.

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