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Bridgeport SE on Trail 34 up through lush heather meadows for about a mile before the route becomes steeper and narrower M mi to the base of Lemei Rock near a large open meadow on its NE flank. The summit is the highest point in the Bridgeport Heaven Wilderness and may not be doable for most weekend warriors, but more experienced day hikers generally have no problem and the payoff is unbeatable.
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To skip the summit or head to the overlook first, follow one of the spur trails from the main trail only a couple hundred yards farther to a little high point and clearing out of the trees on the rim of an ancient crater 500 ft directly above Lake Wapiki to the E. You come around the corner and are suddenly greeted with the sizable, colorful lake and Mount Adams looming. Bridgeport down to the Cultus Lake intersection after deciding whether or not you are summiting Lemei Rock.
The panorama is already incredible before you sneak up to the Lake Wapiki overlook where the bright lake explodes into view.
For Lemei Rock (more than M mi spur to the peak, easy Class 3, gloves may help) begin SW on the solid path in the grassy flats directly toward the peak. The path fades to the larger rocks and a much steeper scree field that you must traverse. Climb SW steeply up the gully to a weakness in the narrow ridgeline near the top (look for cairns). From there it’s a short scramble S to the summit with fairly solid rock and definite drop-offs but with the best views in the region of four big Cascade volcanoes and a whole lot more! Be mindful of lingering ice and gusting winds from the high ridge.