Route: Middle Fork - Cooper Lake (WA)

Submitted by Mark Griffith on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:46am
Washington, US
46.5 mi
Vertical Gain
9,055 m

Start at the Middle Fork trail head and follow the long trail up to the Dutch Miller Gap.  Verdant green, overgrown at times and subject to blowdowns the trail gradually follows the Middle Fork river to the Dutch Miller Gap.   Descend to Ivanhoe (tricky with snow) and then ascend the PCT above Waptus and drop down to Pete Lake (vs. taking the shorter Waptus Trail).

You will have solitude and enjoy running through the heart of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness with 360 degree views of the Alpine Lakes Peaks : Bears Breast, Summit Chief, Chimney, Lemah, Chikamin, Hinman and Daniel.