After a botched attempt on Sinister and Dark. Russ, the lookout's caretaker, was kind enough to give us a tour. Beautiful!
Day 1: Phelps Creek, over Spider Gap, down to Lyman Lakes, up to Cloudy Pass, traverse around Cloudy Peak to climb North Star, the back to Cloudy Pass and Down to Suattle Pass to camp.
Day 2: Suattle Pass camp over to Image Lake to meet large party at Miners Ridge lookout celebrating the second completion of the WA Lookout list, back to Image Lake and run the ridge up Plummer Mountain, then traverse the Ridge back to Miners Ridge high Point, camp at Image Lake.
Day 3: Back over Suattle and Cloudy Pass, climb Cloudy Peak, and the back down to Lyman Lakes and up over Spider Gap back to Phelps Creek trailhead.
This was a multi-purpose trip:
1) See Paul become the second completer of the "standing Washington lookouts" list.
2) Summit "Miners Ridge" (Point 6758).
3) Summit Plummer Mountain.
Multiple people joined this trip. It was tons of fun.
With the Suiattle River Road still closed, I ended up doing this basically in virtually a day's timeframe. I left late one day, then camped near the suspension bridge along the Suiattle River Trail, and then hiked up to the lookout the next morning. I took my sweet time during the descent. The lookout was awesome, and it was a real treat to visit the area without huge crowds of people. Great views!