Fall is coming fast. I had frost on my tent at 4300ft a week ago.
i would like to get another overnight or long weekend in before fall, but i have been in kind-of a route rut lately. seems i have been going to a lot of the same places lately.
22nd and 23rd id like to do this loop: hw2 to hope lake to trap lake to surprise/glacier lake, then decide if i can climb the ridge to spark-plug lake and over night there (there is an area near glacier lake to overnight if the route is a no go. then, depending on where i stop: from glacier lake to deception lakes to deception creek trail to exit @ hw2, or Spark-plug lake to summit spark-plug mt at 6300ft descending to deception creek trail to exit. nothing looks worse than a class 3 with small class 4 sections for the summit, and everything else is pct pack trail graded. temps in that area are quickly approaching the 20s at elevation
what is your comfort level with a little bush bashing? i feel confident with off trail navigation in this area. what area did you want to get into before fall?
ps: I'm kind of a LNT nut, I've been known to pack out a lot of garbage. :)