Rampart Ridge Backdoor Scouting Hike

Martin did a solo hike to make sure the trail would be worth taking guests from England on. It most definitely is!
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2019-07-20 13.12.10 Climbing up the steep beginning stretch. Since the trail isn't an official trail it does away with silly things like switchbacks, choosing to head straight...
Climbing up the steep beginning stretch. Since the trail isn't an official trail it does away with silly things like switchbacks, choosing to head straight…
2019-07-20 13.36.42 The shoreline of the pretty Lake Lillian with the trail visible heading up the avalanche chute.
The shoreline of the pretty Lake Lillian with the trail visible heading up the avalanche chute.
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2019-07-20 13.43.28 There are several nice camping spots around the lake. If you look closely you'll see a person on a raft they packed in.
There are several nice camping spots around the lake. If you look closely you'll see a person on a raft they packed in.
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2019-07-20 13.55.46 Hibox Mountain across the valley. What kind of name is Hibox?
Hibox Mountain across the valley. What kind of name is Hibox?
2019-07-20 13.55.52 Off in the distance is Mt. Stuart.
Off in the distance is Mt. Stuart.
2019-07-20 14.15.23 One of several pretty tarns between Lake Lillian and Rampart Ridge and Lakes.
One of several pretty tarns between Lake Lillian and Rampart Ridge and Lakes.
2019-07-20 14.29.53 Up on Rampart Ridge looking down at one of my favorite places in the Alpine Lakes - Rampart Lakes.
Up on Rampart Ridge looking down at one of my favorite places in the Alpine Lakes - Rampart Lakes.
2019-07-20 14.36.59 Looking over the top of Rampart Ridge towards the Hyak and Central ski areas., Don't mind the 800' drop on the other side of this rock!
Looking over the top of Rampart Ridge towards the Hyak and Central ski areas., Don't mind the 800' drop on the other side of this rock!
2019-07-20 14.37.18 How do I get over to that point? Turns out it wasn't as easy as expected. Rather than taking the direct, but very airy option, I had to scramble all the way...
How do I get over to that point? Turns out it wasn't as easy as expected. Rather than taking the direct, but very airy option, I had to scramble all the way…
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