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Sourdough Mtn Trail

The path up is a beat down – 3000ft gain in the first 2 miles – and the payoff at the top is fantastic.

“Steep and difficult”

 

First creek crossing
First creek crossing

 

Breaking out into the open
Breaking out into the open

 

Looking back and down
Looking back and down

 

Sourdough Lookout
Sourdough Lookout

 

On the registry of historic places
On the registry of historic places

 

Some haze from forest fires
Some haze from forest fires

 

Broader view of the summit
Broader view of the summit

The new trail at Mailbox Peak

Nice job by the WA State Department of Natural Resources and WTA volunteers with the new trail up Mailbox Peak. It’s still a grunt, now less technical.

Old and new trails side by side.

View of the trail map

At the top during a spring snow squall

Winds were kicking up on the way down

 

Kendall Katwalk

Trail starts north of I-90…

…views of the central Cascades…

…walk through old growth…

…finally out to the Kendall Katwalk…

…where a lone tree stands guard.

Walk further north…

…around the ridgeline…

…where wild flowers are peaking…

…and head back to the Katwalk…

…by the tail end of the ridgeline…

…and stand on the edge.