Davis Peak in North Cascades / 北喀斯喀特裏的戴維斯峯

Davis Peak in North Cascades National Park is to the south of the Picket Range. It rises 6000′ in three miles. Upon leaving the Gorge Creek Falls, it climbs steadily and never eases! But the views at the top are well worth the sweat.

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

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Davis Peak 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 the snow. But things started to look more promising when we went up to the granite slabs at 4850′. The terrain flattened a bit on the ridgetop. Then it steepened again after we went down to the north saddle 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 visible mostly. Though, the summit was still out of sight. Later we bypassed more cliff bands. At the same time, we avoided the snow on the east rim.

The Snowfield group
The Snowfield group

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Davis Peak in North Cascades Plus Exit

The top was partly in snow. But it had cornices over the steep east face. So we stayed to the 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. So I could see Diablo Lake with Ruby Mountain.

Going down the mountain took much less time. But the steep elevation loss was hard on the knees. As planned, we crossed the brushy gully before dark. Then from here, the rest of the way went by fast. Thanks to the yellow pup for sniffing our way down the ridge.

Diablo Lake with Ruby Mountain
Diablo Lake with Ruby Mountain

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