The Glacier Peak Wilderness is a beautiful place that should be savored. This is an out-and-back climb at a fairly leisurely five-day pace, with only one day of technical climbing.
Day 1: Meet at TH at 9:00 AM. Hike North Fork Sauk River Trail to White Pass. It's about 9 miles of hiking on a well-maintained trail.
Day 2: White Pass to Glacier Gap. The day starts out on a trail, then becomes cross-country travel across a big glacial basin. The glacier has completely receded from the basin in recent years.
Day 3: Summit Day. Expect rope team travel on the Cool glacier.
Day 4: Glacier Gap to Mackinaw Shelter. This will be the longest day mileage-wise but it's all downhill.
Day 5: Mackinaw Shelter to TH, ~5+ mile hike out, then drive home. We should be back to our cars by 12:00 noon at the latest.