Rewind : Carne Mountain High Route Loop, Glacier Peaks Wilderness, WA.
Last year we backpacked the Carne Mountain High Route Loop in Washington’s Glacier Peak Wilderness in late September beginning at the Phelps Creek TH during a nice weather window and near peak Fall colors, we followed the Phelps Creek Trail ascended the Leroy Creek Trail into Leroy Creek Basin crossing the massive washout gully and eventually making it to the Pass between Mt. Maude 9082′ and Freezer peak 8017′, we then summit-ed Freezer and enjoyed great views 360 degrees especially of the Ice Lakes area descending Freezer’s West ridge back down to the High Route and eventually finding a great camp in a basin between Chipmunk and Box Creek. The next day we backpacked out a very good trail to Carne Mountain then down the Carne Mountain Trail back to the original TH to complete the loop. Happy Trails !