Located on the eastern edge of the Glacier Peak Wilderness the Entiat Mountains get more sunshine than areas further west. And being somewhat remote the area sees less visitors.
Above: Sunset on Entiat Mountains
Getting there is easy, starting from Wenatchee drive north on Highway 97-Alt (on the west side of the Columbia River) to the town of Entiat. Turn left on Entiat River Road and follow to its end, 37 miles.
Above: Crossing the Ice Creek Trail
The Entiat Ranger Station can provide you with current information about trails.
There are many options for long or short hikes. The book: Backpacking Washington (Douglas Lorain, Wilderness Press) details several wonderful hikes in this area. For maps, Green Trails maps “Holden” #113 and “Lucerne” #114 are what you need…
Above: Lower Ice Lake
Have a great trip!