Summit Post details this trail nicely and includes photographs.
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Adapted from Summitpost.org:
Mt. Maude is one of the three “9ers” that comprise the spectacular headwaters cirque of the Entiat River, one of the major drainages on the east of the Cascade crest and a tributary of the Columbia River.
Nearest Town: Leavenworth/Plain
Skill: 1 (a walk-up peak)
Fitness: 2+ to 3- (hard intermediate to easy advanced).
Drive US Highway 2 and turn north toward Lake Wenatchee. After the Wenatchee River bridge go right at a Y, then drive 1.1 miles on county road 22 and turn left on Chiwawa River forest road number 62. Drive 24 miles to near the end of the road and turn right on the Phelps Creek Road. Drive to the end of this road to the trailhead. Walk about 3.5 miles up Phelps Creek then follow the climber’s trail on the north side of Leroy Creek up to a high camp used for climbing both Seven-Finger Jack and Mt. Maude.
For the east approach, drive north from Wenatchee on the highway west of the Columbia River to Entiat (97A). Turn west on the Entiat River Road and follow it to the end. Hike the Entiat River trail No. 1400 for 8¼ miles to the Ice Creek Trail. The Entiat River must be crossed on logs, and there may be a large log jam south of the trail if no log is present at the trail. You’ll need a Northwest Forest Pass for the parking.
More Details. This entry about backcountry skiing up Seven-Finger Jack and Maude has most of the pertinent information needed for climbing the south side of Maude.
Leave It Better than You Found It. This should be every user’s goal. Pick up trash left by others, pull noxious weeds along your route, throw branches over unwanted spur trails, etc.
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