It's worth a day hike. It's short enough to be a good half day hike and enough beauty to explore all day.
We decided against climbing Vesper Peak as the weather started to change as rain was blowing in.
The round trip mileage is only 7 miles but elevation is a good 2,800 feet in only 3.5 miles. Don't let this stop you. Take your time and enjoy it all!
Now that 2016 is here I'm planning to go backpacking into the area.
Vesper Peak looks like maybe setting up a bivy on or near the peak is very doable.
Big Four Mountain, Sperry Peak and Morning Star Peak are all near, above 6,000 and climbable. Vesper Lake looks deep enough to hold fish and Copper lake may be a nice day excursion!!
There's always more to explore!
Who's going with me?
|Looking back down to the trailhead|
|Heading up to Headlee Pass|
|Just pass Headlee Pass looking up to Vesper Peak|
|Vesper creek with Vesper Peak on the left|
|Vesper creek with Morning Star Peak in the distance|
|Glacier Peak peaking it's head out|