Kendall Peak via Pacific Crest Trail
This is a difficult out and back trail to Kendall Peak in Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
Sights to See
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)
Could not cross creek on the way up, and also commonwealth basin creek on the way down, have to take PCT both ways