Mountaineers Books is a registered trademark of The Mountaineers®, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Arrive at Loomis in 16 miles and turn right onto County Road 9425. Pasayten Wilderness. Nothing looks out of place. Explore. Horseshoe Basin, Pasayten Wilderness, Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest (35532600013).jpg 5,328 × 3,596; 10.9 MB Jack Mountain North Cascades.jpg 5,066 × 4,330; 20.48 MB Man Leading Packhorse in Horseshoe Basin-Okanogan Wenatchee (23449640169).jpg 765 × 753; 123 KB Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. The trail starts on an old mining road, but you are immediately surrounded by the wilderness. The Albert Camp Trail #375m and the climb of Horseshoe Mountain is a Pasayten classic. Coveted by backpackers and strong hikers, Horseshoe Basin in the Pasayten Wilderness is a very strenuous 19.5 mile loop with 3,400 ft in elevation gain. Home; Recent work; Alpine. Situated in the Pasayten Wilderness on the eastern edge of the North Cascades, this horseshoe basin gets lots of sunshine, allowing for early and late-season high country probing. Log in and send us Supplies were brought in by a pack string, with 25 horses per pack string. Any experiences or recommendations to share? Located in the Pasayten Wilderness and surrounded by Amphitheater Mountain and Cathedral Peak, Cathedral Lakes are a great destination for a multi-day backpacking trip. Louden Lake, Smith lake are pretty sweet too. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? In addition to the eastern Pasayten Wilderness and adjacent areas of British Columbia, clear weather views extend far in all directions, including Glacier Peak, 85 miles to the southwest. 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. With 150 miles between resupply points, the Pacific Northwest Trail offers an immersive wilderness experience within the 531,000-acre Pasayten Wilderness. In 1916, at it’s peak the mine employed 80 men. At 7.1 miles from the trailhead come to Loudon Lake. Horseshoe Basin is a diverse expansive paradise of alpine tundra, ghost forest reminiscent of the Tripod Fire of 2006, a forest of larches and easy-to-scramble mountains rising above the wildflower meadow. The trail from Louden lake hugs the 7000 ft contour for most of the way. Find a spur road signed for the Irongate Trailhead. One of my favorite spots to day hike (we have cabin about 45 min from trailhead) wildflowers are amazing after the snow melts. There are no resources for this route/place. two t's / two r's. The trail continues for another 60+ miles (even further if you want to connect to one of the other trails through the wilderness) if your really into it but I think that the best of it is at Horseshoe Basin. & Four Point Lake. Between 1970 and 1976, extensive fieldwork was performed by Strickland and others, including early supporters along the PNT corridor who lent extensive knowledge of local trail systems to the effort. early spring and late fall, as conditions may change without notice and this trail is a long ways from anywhere. At the easterly edge of the Pasayten Wilderness, almost touching the Canadian border, lies a truly unique and beautifully remote place. Log in and send us Sadly, this year's annual hiking trip was still cut short due to Mother Nature. A backpacking trip there left me in awe of its landscape, solitude, and wildness. My recommendation is to push on a little further. Backpack the Pasayten Wilderness via Horseshoe Basin. Feb 14, 2012 - On the Boundary Trail, part of the Pacific Northwest Trail, Pasayten Wilderness, WA. Close. The first to the right leads to Smith Lake. you can take at this route/place. Continue on this rough road for about 6 miles to the trailhead. Paula Swedeen, Ph.D. is Conservation Northwest’s Policy Director working out of Olympia. save hide report. Travel Destinations. At 1.5 mi cross Clutch Creek. This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips updates, images, or resources. I've wanted to visit this place for years and this turned out to be one of the most fantastic weekends I've ever had! A small meadow with a beautiful view of Windy Peak while wet your appetite before you hike back into the forest. Pasayten Wilderness, Tonasket Ranger District (OWNF). The shortest route to get Cathedral Lakes (not coming from Canada) is roughly ... 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