September 7, 2012

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By: Jon Smith

I hiked Stevens Pass to Suiattle Pass August 26-29, exiting over Cloudy Pass to Holden Village. Very minor nuisance snow patches north of Red Pass. North of Fire Creek Pass, unless it’s warm out and the snow is soft, you should go around the highest snowfield on the rocks to the left. A woman took a long slide here on 8/27 and may have broken her collarbone. Mica Lake was still basically frozen over. (Lake Sally Ann had entirely thawed.)

The trail up from Milk Creek was still very overgrown, but enough people had passed through by then that you really couldn’t lose the trail. Trail is in excellent condition from Vista Creek all the way to Suiattle Pass–especially the new trail leading to the new bridge.