Monday, August 19, 2019

Fisher-Outpost high route, North Cascades National Park

Probably the most remote and consistently-challenging trip I've done in Washington (and I believe Ben concurred). From Fisher Basin to North Fork Bridge Creek we did 11.5 miles of continuous cross country travel.

Approx. 30.5 miles, 12,000' gain, 6 bears

Fisher Basin

Pikas at work

Dying glacier on Mount Arriva

A loose descent

Lake 5972' ("Sheba Lake" dubbed by Ben)

Looking back up the multiple morraines

Lower Fisher Creek valley

Natal Creek valley

Two bears in the basin below Point 6985'

Looking back at the Arriva-Fisher group and satellite peaks

Outpost Peak and Logan in the clouds

North Cascades National Park

North side of Fisher Pass

One of three bears that we woke up to at Fisher Pass

Another bear at Fisher Pass

Logan, from low down on Outpost's north ridge

Climbing up Outpost

Last step to Outpost's summit 7910'

Goode and the North Fork Meadows from the summit of Outpost

Buckner, Logan and Boston Glacier peaks beyond

Picketts and Chilliwack group

From whence we came

Outpost's SE ridge

Outpost's SE ridge, Black Peak at left

Last look at Goode and the North Fork Meadows, from low on Outpost's SE ridge


  1. I'd been thinking of doing this ever since climbing Arriva and looking at it from up there. Where did you start and finish? Was a rope necessary at all?

  2. We started at Easy Pass and ended at Bridge Creek. Nothing harder than class 3.