I first took notice of Oakes Peak from the summit of Damnation Peak, first high point I climbed between Goodall and Bacon Creek drainages.
Another rain-dodging trip to the Puget Sound area. It'd been eight years since I last set foot on Orcas Island to climb Mount Constitution as part of a weekend getaway.
Today turned out to be the only sunny day in the week's forecast. On the spur of the moment, pup and I got in this short climb in mid-afternoon.
After several dosages of meds to fight off a week-long cold, I finally felt well enough to hit up another mountain this weekend.
With the heightened avalanche danger in the Cascades this weekend, pup and I sought out places with minimal open terrain and settled on this woodsy mountain.
Inspired by ejain's report from yesterday, pup and I once again set off to the Puget Sound area in an effort to dodge the rain.