Scrambled Irving first, went over Poe on the way to Longfellow and back over it again. Snow all the way from Poe to Longfellow and back. Kicking steps was tiring. Was pooped by the time I got back to the car.
Arrived at trailhead at 2 a.m. In morning, hiked up my 7 month old kid to the summit with no breaks. This was the first of 5 former lookouts we visited on this day.
Nevermore....uneventful and quite "meh."
With Flanders. Hiked up in the morning, met a hunter scouting out the area. Easy to Poe, then I ran the ridge down almost to Longfellow. Wasn't sure if I was hitting any summits or not. Got to the point just before Longfellow but then looked like a more involved scramble down and I hit my turnaround time so headed back. Camped at Soda Springs that night. Avoid using that water, it turns yellow when boiled. Tastes like salt water. Yech.
Easy jaunt from the trail.
A long day, but very rewarding.
Thank you Tangeman for placing the climber's log....my friends and I were the second ones to sign it! I had to dig thru the snow to reveal it! We did the regular trail and hit quite a bit of snow on top. Panoramic breathtaking views...oh how I wish I knew the names of the peaks...clear blue sky...snow...leaves changing color....warm sun....it was a perfect day and perfect hike! I will post some pictures later when I get to a wifi spot ...not the greatest shots...but oh so memorable!
Easy and relaxing - we were socked in but the colors were worth it! I placed a register on top as well. ;)
Traversed Poet's Ridge and made a stop at this peak which is the site of a lookout from the days of yore.
This was a very enjoyable hike in eastern Washington. Autumn colors blanketed the mountain slopes and the weather was beautiful. Highly recommended!!!