Deception Creek - Mount Sawyer

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Jun 11, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016

A nice jaunt along Deception Creek from Highway 2 near Stevens Pass.

Trail follows Deception creek up to the junction to Deception Pass. Instead of heading East, follows trail up to Tonga Ridge. Camped in rainy weather at ridge below Mt Sawyer. In the morning, tried ascending Sawyer but clouds and snow prevented me from making progress to the summit. Lots of lush foliage, river views.

DifficultyClass 1
Distance~24 miles (round trip)
Highest ElevationMt Sawyer (5495 ft)
JurisdictionMt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District
MapGreen Trails - Tonga Ridge
TrailheadDeception Creek