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May 23, 2017, Hawkins Mtn and circumnavigation
« on: 05/24/17, 11:34 PM »

Inspired by Kenji's recent report and last weekends views from Fortune Pk environs, I made an impromptu clockwise loop of Hawkins.  This tour would be enhanced with more snow and less lingering cornices.
Approached via old jeep trails straight up ridge just north of Camp Crk. Hit consistent, skinable snow at 4600'.
Ascended 6000' saddle between Point 6237 and Hawkins. Thinnest snow coverage of the day was found on this west face slope, but one can still find a consistent snow line to boot up.
From the saddle, a couple cornices linger hanging over the east side. Drop in eastbound from the saddle through fun trees or drop in up the ridge closer to Hawkins for less trees. Either way, the slope opens up for a fun and mellow 1k+ ft run. Don't forget to admire the possibilities of Hawkins north side too. 
Skinned from 4700' traversing SE, then ascending SW to the 6400' pass between Hawkins Thimble and Gallagher Head. Again, a couple cornices were lingering over this steeper north facing slope.
From the pass, ride down to the south towards De Roux Crk however far you want. The snow doesn't end.
From 5400' I made a rising NW traverse following a small gully of upper Big Boulder Crk to the south ridge leading to Hawkins false summit. No snomo's this day made me wish for more time for a bonus lap in Hawkins southern bowl.
Continued to skin up the ridge to the Hawkins' true summit.  The forecasted high winds in the afternoon had chilled temps enough to cool the west facing snow slop off the top for pleasant corn at 18:00.

6000' saddle from west


6000' saddle from east


6400' pass from north (climbers left)


Hawkins false summit south bowl


South ridge leading to false summit


summit north bowl


Davis Pk (left) across Cle Elum River valley


route. red=up. blue=down

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Re: May 23, 2017, Hawkins Mtn and circumnavigation
« Reply #1 on: 05/25/17, 09:13 AM »

Did you happen to notice how far up FS-4330 you could drive? Looking to hit Daniel as soon as I can get there.
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Re: May 23, 2017, Hawkins Mtn and circumnavigation
« Reply #2 on: 05/25/17, 01:52 PM »

The T-Bill is back! Last I heard, you were flying around in choppers, counting goats....
Nice trip there, Bud.
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Re: May 23, 2017, Hawkins Mtn and circumnavigation
« Reply #3 on: 05/25/17, 03:45 PM »

Nice loop!  Hawkins is an under appreciated gem.  4k' of relief on the Camp Creek side and most of it is great tree skiing.  It's our go-to spot for high avy conditions during big storms in the winter.  Super easy snomo access too.
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