From there you head west along a glorious route of ridges and scenic views. But I noted that it appeared the entire basin was filled with larch. Dec 28, 2013 - Amphitheater Mountain Fall Panorama, Pasayten Wilderness, Washington State | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Crossing the ledge after the notch. The upper lake sits in a rock bowl with the rocky 8,601 foot Cathedral Peak and 8,358 foot Amphitheater Mountain above. Add Mountain/Rock to Pasayten Wilderness: Create New Attach Existing. I had a window of freedom for half of July and needed to find some trails relatively snow free. The following day we hiked to the other side of Sunny Pass, passing through Horseshoe Basin. A backpacking trip there left me in awe of its landscape, solitude, and wildness. We just stopped there in awe, I was running all over like a 6 year old, taking pictures and exclaiming loudly how awesome a place it was. Few places on earth can evoke the glory of nature better. I memorized the route, got all provisioned up and hoped for nice weather. For me, photography and outdoor travel have always been linked. Amphitheater Mountain, Pasayten Wilderness, Photo Editing: Adobe Camera Raw and Photomatix. Amphitheater Mountain, Pasayten Wilderness 3888 x 2592px 1596.78KB. In July and early August the meadows are carpeted in flowers. Sheep Mountain 8274', Pasayten Wilderness Up until yesterday I'd never had that perfect Pasayten trip (snow in May, snow in June, ... Amphitheater Mountain, Windy Peak, Remmel Mountain: South (left) to west, from Sheep Mountain: Ramon Lakes on the north side of Sheep Mountain: Jack Mountain (r), Ptarmigan Peak (l) This entire area looked more like it belonged in the Southwest than the Northwest! The Pasayten Wilderness in Washington State spans 531,000 acres, skirts more than 50 miles of the Canadian border, and is one of the largest wilderness areas in the contiguous US. Buckskin Ridge - West Fork Pasayten River Loop. Download: jpg. Your email address will not be published. Length: 32 miles Highest Point: 7300 feet Buckskin Lake. Our view was beyond compare, but as the day got longer we grew hotter and grumpier from being held captive in out stupid tent. Day 4 - 5.14.20 - Hike to Four Point Lake. From there we headed up the Toats Coulee Road to the trailhead. Amphitheater Mountain on the south shoulder of the pass and Cathedral on the north, to the west a sweet basin containing Upper Cathedral Lake. I have been to many places in the Cascades and seen lots of flowers. Entering the chasm. Upper Cathedral Lake is one of the most photographed scenes in the Pasayten Wilderness, especially in the fall when the larch trees turn a brilliant gold against the backdrop of Cathedral Peak and Amphitheater Mountain. In fall, the larches turn color and the area becomes bright gold. The mountain goats and sunsets were easily the most exciting things to see on this adventure, but the time with great friends in the magical Pasayten will be the lasting joy. Jan 15, 2013 - Amphitheater Mountain, Reflected a snow-melt pond. The nearest higher peak is Jack Mountain, 19.5 mi to the west … Jan 8, 2015 - Pasayten Wilderness - especially the area surrounding Amphitheater Mountain - is a beautiful location to see mountain goats and sunsets - get the beta here More information Now Playing at the Pasayten Wilderness Amphitheater - Seattle Backpackers Magazine The still evening waters of the lake reflect the scenes well. ... Great view from the top of this standout mountain in this area of the Pasayten. At 26 miles you’ll reach 7,600-ft Cathedral Pass, then head down to upper Cathedral Lake near the base of the impressive 8,360-foot Amphitheater Mountain. ... Amphitheater Mountain. There are many great camping spots and we saw several anglers trying their luck. Pasayten Wilderness lollipop loop to the boundary area. The next day’s hike (we were on the Boundary Trail, part of the Pacific Northwest Trail) took us by Louden Lake and around Rock Mountain. Sheep Mountain 8274', Pasayten Wilderness Up until yesterday I'd never had that perfect Pasayten trip (snow in May, snow in June, ... Amphitheater Mountain, Windy Peak, Remmel Mountain: South (left) to west, from Sheep Mountain: Ramon Lakes on the north side of Sheep Mountain: Jack Mountain (r), Ptarmigan Peak (l) The dramatic face of Amphitheater Mountain rose … Near Winthrop, Washington. Jan 15, 2013 - Amphitheater Mountain, Reflected a snow-melt pond. Great shots Andy. Front Runners List: Click to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using Peakbagger.com. Day 4 - 5.14.20 - Hike to Four Point Lake. On the Boundary Trail, part of the Pacific Northwest Trail, Pasayten Wilderness, WA Silver Star Mountain (8876 ft) The Pasayten Eleven. Two of my friends accompanied me - we hitchhiked from Eastern Pennsylvania to the Cascade Locks in Oregon and hiked south through most of Oregon on the trail. Most of this portion was on the Chewuch Trail #510. Each element serves to offset the other. A couple of years ago I plotted a trip through the Pasayten Wilderness, along the Pacific Northwest Trail to the Cathedral Peak area. We could see the eastside of Amphitheater Mountain, and next to it the triangular spire of Cathedral Peak. The entire route on this day was on south facing slopes. Crossing the ledge after the notch. Your email address will not be published. In 1964, the United States Congress passed a law known as The Wilderness Act, which created a National Wilderness Preservation System to provide an “enduring resource of wilderness” for future generations. The day before when we were at Apex Pass we hadn’t noticed many bugs, and the view was fantastic, so we packed up and headed back there to camp. 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