Our Daily Sykes #367 – Lk. Chelan above Domke

For this slide Horace Sykes climbed an oddity of Lake Chelan topography: a standing alone foothill that rises about 3000 feet above Lake Chelan, which is to its north. (See Sykes #364 below for the profile of the hill, which is to the left side of that offering.) To the south is Domke Lake, and to the west Lucerne, the dock where Horace would have got off the boat to take his hike. No doubt this foot hill has a name, but I have consulted no other sources but Google Earth, which does not include it. Nor does it name the 8000 foot peaks to the northeast and on the horizon of Horice's photograph and about five miles distant. Another trip from Lucern leads about ten miles up the dead end National Forest Development Road #8301 beside Railroad Creek and reaches Holden Village, a developed camping site near an old copper mine. The ring of mountains at Holden is sublime and nearby - about 15 miles - is Glacier Peak. (Click to Enlarge)

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