A Black Peak Do-Over / 黑峯重新爬

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My friend Tim and I first met on Bandera Mountain. Then in June, he invited me to climb Black Peak. We didn’t summit because of the terrible weather. But I had my first taste of the North Cascades from that trip.

Black Peak summit joy
This way to Black Peak

See more trip photos here.

Black Peak at a Glance

Access: Rainy Pass Trailhead
Round Trip: TBD
Elevation Range: 4880′-8970′
Gear: helmet
GPS Track: not available
Dog-Friendly: no pets

A Do-Over

So Tim and I returned to the mountain three and a half months later. But this time, I witnessed the beauty of the North Cascades. And it blew me away completely. I knew I would need to go back and discover more of the incredible views.

It was indeed, a trip to remember. A year later, I found out the peak ranked 17 on the Bulger List (vs. Top 100). It’s the 100 highest peaks in Washington State. Then that marked the beginning of a new chapter.

See more trip photos here.

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  1. Javan Thompson

    Do you think your labs could have made it to the area below the class 4 moves up the last 50ft to the true summit? I am heading out to day climb this on Thursday and will be bringing my border collie.

    I am also going solo – if you are open I’d love a human partner and I’m sure my dog would like a canine friend as well. Thank you for all that you have shared, you have given me so much inspiration and future plans from your reports!

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