Mt Higgins LO (Mar 4, 2007)

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higgins_lo_coverConditions: Day hike
Gear: snowshoes, ice axe
Map: USGS Mt Higgins
Area: Darrington
Reference: 100 Hikes in Washington's Glacier Peak Region: The North Cascadesadesadesadesadesadesadesadesadesades
Stats: approx. 7.3mi, 3507' gain (round trip)

Mt Higgins LO is a great snowshoe trip. It's got reasonable mileage and gain. Doable with good snow conditions. There is one steep slope we crossed where we were careful.

The "trail" follows the old road which then turns to trail in the deep forest. The trail continues to climb up towards and around Myrtle Lake and then continues up to the former LO site.

The top was covered in snow so no LO ruins to be seen.

I had a bunch of fun lobbing snowballs at Kim as she crossed back over Dicks Creek on the way out :)

More information on the lookout: First established as a camp in 1918. A cupola cabin was built in 1922 but was destroyed (by snow!) in 1965.
Higgins Lookout Slideshow

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