Davis Peak 7051 by Mount Ross via North Cascades Highway / 戴維斯峯

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Davis Peak 7051 by Mount Ross in North Cascades is south of the notable Picket Range. The steep incline rises 6000′ in three miles upon leaving the touristy Gorge Creek Falls. But the enormous effort plus sweat yield a huge payoff with the views on top.

Davis Peak in North Cascades up ahead
Davis Peak in North Cascades up ahead

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For Davis Peak in Salmon La Sac, check out these posts.

Davis Peak 7051 in North Cascades at a Glance

Access: Gorge Overlook Trailhead
Round Trip: 6.2 miles
Elevation Range: 1096′-7051′
Gear: helmet
GPS Track: available
Dog-Friendly: no

South Ridge

The 3600′ gully was brushy without snow. But things started to look more promising when we reached the granite slabs at 4850′. Then the terrain flattened a bit on the ridgetop. But it steepened again after we went down the north of Point 5872. I brought a rope for this part, but I didn’t need it.

The ridgeline seemed to go on forever. It was similar to the neighboring Mount Ross. But once we made it to the south ridge at 6300′, the rest of the route was primarily visible. However, the summit was still out of sight. We later bypassed more cliff bands while avoiding snow on the east rim.

The Snowfield group
The Snowfield group

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Davis Peak 7051 Plus Exit

The top was partly under snow with cornices over the steep east face. So we stayed west of the crest on dry rocks mostly. Views into the Southern Picket Range and the Snowfield group were breathtaking. I had wanted to come up here for a while to see Diablo Lake and Ruby Mountain.

Going down the mountain took much less time. But the steep incline was brutal on the knees in reverse. As planned, we crossed the brushy gully before dark. Then the rest of it went by fast. Thanks to the yellow pup for sniffing our way down the whole way.

Diablo Lake with Ruby Mountain
Diablo Lake with Ruby Mountain

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