15.84 miles of hiking • 5250' elevation gain • 1 night
Camped at Peggy's Pond which has Cathedral Rock as your backdrop which is pretty sweet. The mosquitoes, which are typically bad in this area, were as advertised. While we brought crampons, and ice axes the route we took was pretty much snow free so they stayed in the packs. There are Couple class 3 sections but nothing to technical, just a lot of climbing and descending loose, dirty rock. Very nice views of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and surrounding peaks from its 7959' summit. A couple interesting facts....Mt. Daniel has 5 main summits with the west peak being the the highest. The West summit is also the highest point in both King and Kittitas Counties.