Significant Peaks in the Pasayten The Pasayten's 35-highest summits and 35-most-prominent summits. Desolation Peak (3222P) is just outside the wilderness in Ross Lake National Recreation Area. Boundary Trail (Washington State) Boundary Trail (Washington State) Trail Map Listings . Between 1970 and 1976, extensive fieldwork was performed by Strickland and others, including early supporters along the PNT corridor who lent extensive knowledge of local trail systems to the effort. TIME. The Boundary Trail section of the PNT in Horseshoe Basin, Pasayten Wilderness The route was first conceived by Ron Strickland in 1970. Length: 32 miles Highest Point: 7300 feet Buckskin Lake. We hurried along the trail, tired but relieved to be at the trailhead by 2:30pm. We chose to try to see Mount Goodenough and went east along the trail. 80 mi (129km) 4-8 days. 6 Days on the Boundary Trail/ Pasayten Wilderness Washington. Pacific Crest Trail. Big Craggy (8470F, 3070P) lies just outside the wilderness boundary. We had trouble getting some detailed information about this area and I thought this might be helpful for someone later on. Hikers can make loop trips to the Sheep Mountain area by using the East Fork Pasayten Trail #451 over Dollar Watch Pass or turning up McCall Gultch Trail #548 or the Boundary Trail #533 over Bunker Hill (there trails were burned over in 2006 burn and are impassable to stock). The next day we hiked another 1.5 miles south through Sunny Pass and reached The Boundary Trails (Trail #533) which goes alongside the "boundary" of Canada. 4 thoughts on “ Pasayten Boundary Trail ” samh June 27, 2008 at 8:08 am. The Pasayten Wilderness is a 531,539 acres (215,106 ha) protected area located within Okanogan National Forest and Mount Baker National Forest in Washington state, centered on the Three Forks (48°54′02″N 120°38′01″W) of the Pasayten River, a tributary of the Similkameen River. Unlike the morning hike up trail 477, the Boundary Trail 533 had many less blow downs and we were following horse trail and droppings that looked rather fresh. I recently hiked the ~115-mile long Boundary Trail across the Pasayten wilderness in Washington. SOLITUDE. The taxi driver advised us to go to campgrounds if we ever hike out into the Pasayten Wilderness again as even the ones in remote areas are regularly checked by Forest Service employees. Brett – I hiked the Paysaten East to West during my thru-hike of the Pacific Northwest Trail last summer and I would highly recommend this wilderness area as a substitute for your Wonderland loop. Head Deep Into the Pasayten Wilderness. By Casey Fiedler . Apologies in advance for the wall of text. Buckskin Ridge - West Fork Pasayten River Loop. We only made it about a mile and completely lost the trail in a burn area. Pair Buckskin Ridge with the West Fork Pasayten River for a superb 32-mile loop through the Pasayaten Wilderness that starts and ends at Slate Pass. It became clear that this one to two-week backpacking trip along the U.S.-Canadian border has the potential to be the next John Muir Trail—the wilderness backpacking trip everyone wants to hike. After another trail side dinner we set off for the Pasayten Airstrip (built in 1930 but long since abandoned) unworried about navigation since the trail was evident enough. Exit strategy: We followed the conventional wisdom on this hike and left the Boundary Trail just after the Soda Creek crossing and headed south to the medley of trails that intersect near the ranger cabins at the abandoned Pasayten Airstrip, foregoing the section of the trail that has a long history of disrepair out to Ross Lake. DISTANCE (round-trip) DIFFICULTY. Larch Creek Trail #502 takes you back to the Billy Goat Trailhead. Photo by trip reporter D.Baxter. ALTERNATIVE TO. 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