While views weren’t nearly as grandiose as those on the neighboring higher points to the north, lots solitude was to be had.
For some reason my friend and I never summited this peak despite being only a couple hundred feet shy of the top.
We accessed this tucked away high point by using the same initial approach for Mount Hardy.
Judging from the route descriptions I read online, this looked to be another trip full of type 2 fun.
After yesterday's trip to McLeod Mountain, pup and I car camped near Washington Pass to get in another climb the next day.
Officially kicked off my summer peakbagging endeavors on this Memorial Day weekend.
Second trip up the mountain, and this time we approached via the west ridge by scrambling up west slopes.
The trip gave us the rare opportunity to visit the area and to drive Mount Baker Highway nearly to its eastern terminus.
We hadn't set foot in the area since three years ago. The year before that I went up Tolmie Peak just south of here.
Weather on this side of the mountains got progressively better by mid morning, and then sunny the rest of the day.
All the years of staring at Crystal Mountain (aka Silver King) from across the basin, we finally got the chance to pay a visit.
This one has been on the back burner list for quite some some, put it off due to lack of views on yet another woodsy summit.