Summit Post details this trail nicely and includes photographs.
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Adapted from Summitpost.org:
Mt. Daniel is the high point of both King County, the county of Seattle, and of Kittitas County. It is situated in the heart of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness on the Cascade crest, it’s waters draining to the Cle Elum River on the east side and the Skykomish River to the west. Daniel is a massive complex with five summits known as East Peak, Middle Summit, West Summit (true summit), West Pyramid, and Northwest Peak. The Lynch Glacier flanks the mountain on the north and drains into the East Fork Foss River. The Daniel Glacier is on the NE side between Middle Summit and East Peak and drains to the Cle Elum River. Hyas Creek Glacier is east of East Peak and also drains to the Cle Elum.
Nearest Town: Leavenworth / Plain
Drive I-90 east from Snoqualmie Pass or west from Ellensburg and take Exit 80. Proceed north through Roslyn and Ronald and toward Salmon la Sac, 16 miles from Roslyn. Just before entering this little community, turn right on Forest Road 4330 and drive to near the end of the road. Just before the end of the road and the Hyas Lake-Deception Pass trailhead is the parking area for the Cathedral Pass trailhead, trail no. 1345.
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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