Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Deschutes, North Umpqua
I no longer live in WA and I've done 0 fishing up there, but, I've climbed in that region a ton. There are two main trailheads...Snow Lakes and Stuart/Colchuck Lake. Alternatively, you can access the zone from the south via the Teanaway/Ingalls TH. This option allows you to get into the southern Stuart range while potentially bypassing permit allocations, but is most likely more useful as a climber, not a hiker (although Ingalls lake is a nice hiking destination in it's own right). And on that note, most of the alpine lakes area is under a rather strict and hard to get permit lottery. Most of my trips have been LONG car-to-car days.