Did this one over two days. Camped with amazing views and solitude at the La Bohn Lakes. Don't be fooled, the climb from Opal Lake to the La Bohn Lakes is steep and loose. Highly suggest taking this section as far LEFT (when looking up it) as possible. Getting to the summit isn't too bad, just takes longer than you would think. The glacier near the summit is steep. Highly suggest crampons and ice axe unless you want to go for a long slide. Amazing views the whole way. Also, the approach is long. Be prepared.
With my brother Jason. Didn't see anybody out there, but got buzzed very close by two F-18s when we were standing on the summit. They were surprised to see us. One flipped upside down and looked us right in the face from about 50 feet away before diving down the Foss Glacier. Good times.
15 hours car-to-car via Necklace Valley. Read the trip report.
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Started at the Neclace valley trailhead wnet up to tank Lakes, over to La Bohn Lakes and the up Hinman an down to shovel lake. we went out Salmon La Sac, an awesome through hike. Beautiful views from the summit but its just a huge pile of crubling rock, it was hard to find anything solid to stand on. The glacier is the most solid thing on the mountain. Very cool though
Backpacked in from Snoqualmie Pass, crossed over Red Pass and took the old Cascade Crest Trail down to the Middle Fork Snoqualmie, and camped at Williams Lake the first night. Climbed it via the Chain Lakes Basin - probably my favorite place in the ALW, incredibly remote and beautiful.
A good hike in with a great summit few reach.