Mount Goodie by Storm King Mountain in Pleasant Valley / 古迪山

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Mount Goodie by Storm King Mountain overlooks Pleasant Valley. Its neighbors include Spiraltop and Stumptop by Mineral Lake. Moreover, east views stretch from Mount Rainier and Mount Adams to Mount Saint Helens.

Mount Goodie from the road
Mount Goodie from the road

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Check out Goode Mountain (Mount Goode) in the North Cascades National Park.

Mount Goodie at a Glance

Access: NF-74
Round Trip: 10.4 miles
Elevation Range: 2480′-4040′
Gear: Microspikes, snowshoes
Route Info: Robert Jenner, Scott Rice
GPS Track: available
Dog-Friendly: yes

Road 74 in Pleasant Valley

I tried my luck for a new, accessible hike in Pleasant Valley. Despite the unknown road and snow conditions, I drove to 2500′ and parked before the slush. Coincidentally, Scott also started from the same spot back in spring.

The road soon dipped toward East Creek with snow over the bridge. Then it was dry until the next switchback before more slush appeared. Glad I left the car where it was; otherwise, I’d be in trouble in the middle of nowhere.

Starting in the slush on NF-74
Starting in the slush on NF-74

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Through East Creek Basin

After walking in constant snow higher up, I went onto Road 7430 at the next fork. The path soon curved south around the top of Summit Creek to a gate, allowing foot traffic. Then I was in the clearing with a partial view of Mount Rainier.

I later left the road at the next fork southwest of the summit. As I moved through the logging debris to the upper roadway, the trees had thinned out. Then a brief, 200′ scramble straight up put me on the semi-open summit.

Mount Saint Helens to the south
Mount Saint Helens to the south

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Mount Goodie Summit

Views were mainly on the east despite the trees on top. Seeing the three southern volcanoes, including Mount Rainier, was also the better side. The familiar places nearby were Mineral Top, National Lookout, and Mineral Lake.

The trees blocked the north and the west from seeing anything. It was breezy, but the sun stuck around and offered needed warmth. Then I reached back to Road 74 by cutting west through the trees and an old, brush roadway.

Northeast panorama from Mount Goodie
Northeast panorama from Mount Goodie

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