- Approximately 30 blowdowns from TH to Gardner Meadows.
- Essentially snow free to Gardner Meadows. On the climb: soft and unconsolidated snow, from 3" to 3' deep and melting fast. Easy to posthole to the ground; probably snow free in a few weeks. Used pole and axe, spikes not needed.
|First trip to the Chelan-Sawtooth for 2017|
|Along the Wolf Creek trail|
|Baby aspens on the way to Gardner Meadows|
|Glacier lilies in Gardner Meadows|
|The route up Gardner: go 3000' straight up|
|About halfway up Gardner; Ben's photo|
|Gardner Mountain summit 8898'|
|Chelan-Sawtooth, Wenatchee, Entiat/Glacier Peak, North Cascade ranges, from the summit of Gardner|
|Dome Peak, Chikamin Glacier|
|Bonanza and Dark Peak, Glacier Peak beyond|
|Gardner Mountain breccia|
|Nice full halo|
|Cruising back down Wolf Creek; Ben's photo|