Sahale+Buckner+Horseshoe

A trip to three alpine summits in the North Cascades.

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Summary

  • Day 1: 7.1 miles, 5,700 gain, 2,700 loss
    • 4.2 miles, 5,700 ft gain to Sahale Peak via Quien Sabe
    • Descend 2.9 miles, 2,700 ft loss to campsite in Horseshoe Basin at 6,900 ft
  • Day 2: 2.8 miles, 3,000 ft gain/loss
    • 1.4 miles, 2,500 ft gain to Buckner Mountain
    • Descend 0.8 miles, 800 ft loss to base of Horseshoe
    • Climb Horseshoe Mountain
    • Descend 0.6 miles, 1,300 ft loss to camp
  • Day 3:
    • 8 miles, 1,700 ft gain, 5,300 ft loss back to car

Sahale Peak

Class 3-4 plus glacier travel

Sahale

Approach to glacier

Melted out all the way to the glacier

Quien Sabe glacier

Requires ascending up the Quien Sabe glacier...

Buckner Mountain

Class 3-4

Buckner

Horseshoe Peak

100 ft of easy Class 5 climbing

Horseshoe