Mount Independence Climber's Log

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annerk - Jul 14, 2019 9:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2019

loved it  Sucess!

Was planning on doing Cache, but once I scrambled up to the saddle I thought Independence looked more fun. Didn't want to go down the same way I came up, so I followed the north ridge-- eventually making my way back to the main trail a mile or so below the first lake. Looping from my campsite at the 2nd lake, it took about 3 hours.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Jun 15, 2018 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2018

After Cache  Sucess!

Climbed Independence after Cache, from the west side. Pretty area, great views of the lakes below. Trip Report


mtybumpo - Sep 8, 2015 1:10 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2015

With Cache  Sucess!

Much more accessible than I thought. Did Cache and Independence from the West in under 4 hours. Great view!


scgrant - Aug 11, 2014 11:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2014

Mount Independence  Sucess!

Nice hike, along with Cache Peak.


calebEOC - Jun 25, 2012 11:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

Across from Cache  Sucess!

Easy ridge traverse from Cache. Followed the ridge back to the trail rather than dropping back down into the lakes basin.


DarrenKnezek - Jun 21, 2012 1:19 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012

Nice views and pretty white granite/quartz.  Sucess!

Did this after Cache.


Mlasky - Aug 13, 2011 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

Two-fer Sunday  Sucess!

Excellent combination with Cache. Nice views of the lakes.

mdetemple - Aug 14, 2010 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

nice hike  Sucess!

hiked to the independence lakes and decided to take a shortcut over the peak back to car. had a great time.


toddschwarz - Sep 2, 2009 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009

Two-fer Sunday: Independence and Cache  Sucess!

This is a nice morning or afternoon (but beware of thunderstorms). The brush is a little dense here and there, but the south ridge of Independence over the white quartz blocks is great fun! Stay to the east (basin side) of the ridge for the least vegetation and easiest hiking.


Arctic3 - Jul 13, 2009 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2009

Climb with My Daughter

My 13 year old daughter and I came in from the lake trail, hiked to the far end of the lakes, scrambled up to the ridge and then followed the ridge to Independence summit. On the descent, we headed north down other side. At the bottom we followed a boulder field with a hidden stream back east to the trailhead.


Kadee - Nov 12, 2008 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

South Ridge  Sucess!

Did this one before Cache. I liked the hike better for Independence than Cache, but both were nice hikes.


boisedoc - Aug 18, 2008 1:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

great weather  Sucess!

nice view of Independence Lakes. Impressive quartz blocks along the summit ridge


mountaingazelle - Jul 10, 2006 4:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

Up South Ridge, Down Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

After climbing Cache Peak I went back down to the saddle and followed the south ridge up to Mount Independence. There were still some snow cornices on the ridge. Then I followed the northeast ridge and descended back down to the first Independence Lake.


punk_rocker333 - May 1, 2005 8:48 pm

Route Climbed: South ridge Date Climbed: October 2004  Sucess!

Did this one with Cache Peak. A good hike.


rpc - Aug 26, 2003 12:12 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge (Independence Lakes) Date Climbed: June 1, 2002  Sucess!

Climbed this pretty little peak with my wife and our dog. A great quick outing with stunning alpine scenery. Can be easily combined with bagging Cache Peak next door (which we didn't do).

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