Randy Leonard
Randy L


Hiking · Seattle, WA, United States
  • 10 hours
  • 2 - 4 people
  • Challenging
$100Per Person
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Hike to a pristine alpine lake, meadow, or basin. Option to explore or scramble surrounding peaks depending on the area, conditions and party ability. I do have my favorites, but there are many to choose from. Here is a short list of possible destinations, but there are always other options. Mount Pilchuck - Trip varies from moderate hike to occasionally steep snow scramble depending on time of year and conditions. Mountaintop finish to a fire lookout with views of surrounding peaks to the South and far out to the San Juan Islands up North. Gothic Basin - This is a strenuous hike in summer with several waterfall crossings on the approach. Long traverse above the valley with sweeping views of the surrounding area. Finishes in a spectacular alpine lake basin surrounded by peaks. Goat Lake - Moderate 5 mile hike along a stream passing through old growth forest. Passes by a somewhat hidden waterfall before arriving at a large glorious alpine lake below dominating face of Cadet peak. Swimming optional
Available most days with 5 days advanced notice Weekdays optimal to avoid people and maximize wilderness feel
I have hike and climbed extensively all over Washington for the past 10 years. I have been certified in mountain orientated first aid and navigation.
  • Transportation to and from trailhead (dependent on party size and equipment )
  • Food
  • Water
  • Ten essentials
  • Basic gear (boots, pack, etc)
  • Scramble gear (Ice axe, crampons, etc) may be rented (early spring/summer as conditions require)
The pictures are only examples of scenery, the real thing is much more incredible. Just let me know what get's most excited and we can plan around that.
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
flexible carpool pickup location in Seattle
  • Day 1
    Meetup at carpool location 7-8am Drive to trailhead Hike to the end of the trail Stop for lunch and discuss continuing further Return to car/Seattle (option for celebratory libations)
  • Alpine Exploration
  • Alpine Exploration
  • Alpine Exploration
  • Alpine Exploration


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