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Cashmere Mtn. - 8105'
Miles RT: Elevation Gain: Route/Trail:
13 6340' route
Map: GT - #209 Mt. Stuart
USGS - Davis Peak
Season: spring
Mountaineers scramble to Cashmere Mtn.  Orginally slated to stay at Upper Caroline Lake, but it was so buggy that we opted for the bench at 7100' SW of the summit.  From there we made an easy early morning hike up the S ridge and followed it to just east of Pt 8219.  We were able to drop down to the 8000' saddle west of the summit on hard snow and talus and pick up a boot path going east.  We got on the N side of the peak and traversed nearly to the N ridge before scrambling up the last gully to the rocky summit. I think you could start the scramble to the top almost anywhere on the north side, but it looked like some of those routes would greatly increase the difficulty. Descent reverse of the ascent.
 July 12 & 13, 2008      
Multi-lane log bridge  
and that's all of us  
Eight Mile lake
Caroline Lake  
Cashmere Mtn.  
Scott explains...
Our 7100' camp
Very cool meander  
Picking a spot  
Relaxing before dinner  
Pano view south
Bivy view
Mt Stuart / Eight Mile Mtn.  
Summit ridge
To the 8000' saddle  
Justin above
North side traverse
Justin & north ridge  
Gully scramble
scramblin', scramblin', scramblin'...
More benign summit stroll
Summit mug
View west  
Pano view SW
Cashmere summit  
Scramble down
North side
Pt. 8219
Ploarized view
Bootpath to saddle
Varied terrain
Awesome views
Cairn and Cashmere summit
Pano on the ridge
Meandering creek
Caroline Lake
Cannon to Dragontail
Route Map
Drive US Hwy 2 to Leavenworth.  At the west end of town go south on Icicle Creek Road approximately 10 miles to Bridge Creek Campground. Turn left and follow 3 miles up a dirt road to the Eightmile Lake Trailhead.
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