Kittitas County High Point Trip Report

Date: May 6, 2000
Author: Bill Schuler

I headed East to Snoqualmie Pass and the Cle Elum Roadhead. There was snow above so I took my ice axe heading to Peggy's Pond. From there it was just a slog up a small glacier to Peak 7,662 and then north up the ridge to Mount Daniel (Daniels BM). It was good to get back to a peak with some elevation. It was a beautiful, sunshiny day and the views were breathtaking, especially south to Mount Rainier. That mountain sure takes up a lot of skyline. Looking over the lip to the north was a spectacular glacier with a gaping bergschrund. I wouldn't want to come up that way. I spent the night at the Cle Elum River campground.