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By Air Alexy
Jul 26, 2012
Hello. I'm taking my first trip to the Cascades in a few weeks. I only have 4-5 days, so we are heading to the Washington Pass area, where there seem to be great climbs that are quite accessible.

The question I have is, where would you camp if you wanted the best access to all of the peaks in the pass? I hear there are campsites off the road, but it seems like you would have to make the approach hikes each day.

Can you camp closer to the peaks? Do you need a wilderness permit? Any ideas for the most enjoyable accommodations?

Thanks in advance!

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By AndyMac
From Center, CO
Jul 26, 2012
try cutthroat TH for standard dirtbag camping or there's campground a little further down the pass. just a couple miles east from the top of the pass and the mazama store is about 10 further east.

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By sqwirll
From Las Vegas
Jul 27, 2012
Cool snow formation at the base.
Early Winters, Klipchuck, annd Lone Fir campgrounds are just down the road if you want a real campground. Like Andy said, you can bandit camp at Cutthroat otherwise.
fs.usda.gov/activity/okawen/re...

Personally, I wouldn't bother camping up near the Liberty Bell group. It only takes 30 minutes to get up to the east facing routes and about an hour to get up to the west facing routes. Plus, there are a bunch of other things to climb in the area that aren't in the Liberty Bell group.

You need a Northwest Pass to park at the the Blue Lake trailhead.
fs.usda.gov/detail/r6/passes-p...

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