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Trip Report

Excelsior Peak via Damfino Lakes Trail

North Cascades

Trip Report By

WTA Member

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Hiked Nov 11, 2019

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Minor obstacles posing few problems

Road

Road rough but passable

Bugs

No bugs

Snow

Intermittent snow - not hard to cross

Had a wonderful hike up to Excelsior peak from Damfino lakes this morning. Trail was in decent condition considering the lack of access due to the recent road damage/closure. Only a couple trees down over the trail, and some snow and ice mix from 5000ft up today. Poles were helpful, spikes were kept in the bag, winter type waterproof boots were perfect. Road was bad in spots but do-able in a subaru with decent clearance. Hiking took about 3.5 hours with a break for lunch at the top of the peak.

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