DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,900 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

backpacking
2 months ago

This was recommended as a backcountry trip by a ranger to me, my dad, and 8 & 10 year old sisters. I would not recommend this hike at all to anyone with small children. Very steep, gravelly, drop offs, and the climb itself up to Easy Pass and down the other side to backcountry Fisher campground is no "Easy" task. It is straight up the entire way. There are several convenient river crossings to fill up water at. One of the hardest backpacking trips I've ever done, but the feeling of accomplishment once reaching the top is indescribable. There are views of glacier covered mountains for miles, and the wildflowers are so intensely colored that it's like walking through a rainbow. Be sure to bring pants and bug nets if you go down the other side of Easy Pass into the backcountry, that is where the biting horse flies were the thickest. Overall, a very empowering, accomplished hike that I will remember for a long time.