Kendall Peak via Pacific Crest Trail
1 review Alpine Lakes Wilderness #27 hike out of 897 in
5 hrs 14 min
This is a difficult out and back trail to Kendall Peak in Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
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Rob: Kendall Katwalk
We have done over 150 hikes in the PNW, and this rates as #1 or #2 for stellar, jaw-dropping views. Do yourself a favor, and hit the limited window to take this in! First part is in the forest, but you gradually climb to cliffs, canyons and extreme drops. The views are absolutely amazing. We tried this once in June but didn't get far as it was buried in snow, which makes it very dangerous. There is a small window of time to do this hike in late August. If the Katwalk has snow, there is a good chance that you'll lose the trail. The cliffs are a bit narrow in places and there is a constant wind. Definitely put this on your "to do" list... well worth the pain for the few days after. ;O)
Pacific Crest to Pacific Crest Trail
Cloudy sprinkle at trailhead. I hike better in cooler weather. Many flowers! Volunteer front of agriculture woman. Chatted. New trail called Hanson on south side I-90. Gained 1700’about wherehorses stopped. Blaine’s backpacking Leavenworth area with Scott. Bivouacked last night! Lorriegettingnew bed today.
Track (10/27/17, 12:39:24PM)
Could not cross creek on the way up, and also commonwealth basin creek on the way down, have to take PCT both ways