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1998 Backpacking Trips

1998 Backpacking Trips

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Bridger Wilderness, Wyoming - August 1998
Fording the Fremont River at Lost Lake
Bridger Wilderness - Wyoming

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker



Date(s): 1998. 1 - 3 of 3 Total. Shared
1. Ancient Lakes  (February 1998)
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Ancient Lakes

February, 1998

Enjoying Warm February Afternoon at Ancient Lakes

After going to Baker Lake for several years for our February outing, we tried a new location for 1998: Ancient Lakes. This became a standard Winter-Spring destination (including the next coulee over, Dusty Lake) for the troop until its demise.

The Ancient Lakes are a number of small lakes at the head of a coulee draining into the Columbia. The lakes were formed when during the last ice age, the waters of huge lakes dammed by ice from the continental ice sheet were unleased onto the Columbia Plateau when the ice dams repeatedly broke. These tremendous floods poured over the walls at the head of the coulee where a huge twin waterfall dug out the lakes at the base of the cliffs.

Even today you can still see the high water mark left by those flood waters long ago. It is apparent that the whole coulee was filled by water at one time. It must have been an awesome sight, had anyone been there to see it. It is still beautiful today, as a small waterfall flows into the upper lake.

For a longer narrative about this trip: [CLICK HERE]

Adults on this trip:
Bill Mooseker, Bill Peckinpaugh, Steve Goodwin, Greg Phillips, Gary Shively, Carl Douglass (sr)

Scouts on this trip:
Carl Douglass, Rob Douglass, Peter Goodwin, David Hoff, Mark McAfee, Kyle Meissner,
Andrew Mooseker, Austin Peckinpaugh, Brian Sisk, Adam Phillips, Roger Shively, Jason Smith,
Ben Spencer, Danny Stallings, Shelby Stong, Chip Walker, Eric Walkingshaw, Jon Younger

The descriptions under the photo thumbnails in the album sometimes contain links to maps or additional information. These are identified by "Blue” text for links. Some links may go to Google Maps to show where certain photos in the album were taken or to locate features shown in the photos. For Google Map links, click on the link, close the sidebar, and choose satellite view. Basically, you can then zoom in and out using the mouse wheel or drag the map by clicking and holding.

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


0 Visits, 23 Images, Shared Album
2. 1998-08 pyramid mtn  (August 7-11, 1998)
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Pyramid Mtn via NF Entiat
August 7-11, 1998

Heading out from Fox Camp
Upper North Fork of the Entiat

Pyramid Mountain is on of my favorite hikes. It is located on the ridge that is on the west side of Lake Chelan. The site of an old lookout, this is one of the few 8000+ ft mountain tops in Washington that can be reached by trail. Grand views in all directions are the reward for your effort.

We didn't have a lot of time for a hike because of our Wyoming trip later in the month, so we were limited to a four night/five day trip. Our initial plan was to start at Big Hill and come out at the North Fork of the Entiat. Unfortunately, when we go to the turnoff to Shady Gap and Big Hill, there was a sheriff's car sitting there enforcing a road closure due to a forest fire.

I figured out that we could do a loop trip from the N. Fork Entiat trailhead by using the little used Butte Creek trail. It would mean a lot more elevation gain for the trip to do it that way, but our options were limited.

In the years since 1998, there have been several forest fires that have burned over some sections of the route described here. These are primarily along the NF Entiat trail and SF Pyramid Cr Trail.

For a longer narrative about this trip [CLICK HERE]

Adults on this trip:
Bill Mooseker,Bill Peckinpaugh

Scouts on this trip:
Andrew Mooseker, Danny Stallings, Austin Peckinpaugh, Eric Walkingshaw, Kyle Meissner,
Roger Shively

The descriptions under the photo thumbnails in the album sometimes contain links to maps or additional information. These are identified by "Blue” text for links. I've also inserted links to Google Maps to show where certain photos in the album were taken or to locate features shown in the photos. Click on the link, close the sidebar, and choose satellite view. Basically, you can then zoom in and out using the mouse wheel or drag the map by clicking and holding.

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


0 Visits, 64 Images, Shared Album
3. Bridger Wilderness 1998  (August 1998)
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Bridger Wilderness, Wyoming
August 1998

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Days 1-3"
Days 4-5"
Days 6-8"
Days 9-11"
Angel Pass from Bald Mtn Basin

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Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


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