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.
Word has it that construction of a new trail to Dirty Harrys Balcony had been underway. Unsure of the new trail's whereabouts, we entered via the old roadbed.
After three consecutive weekend visits to Eastern Washington due to incessant rainfall, we finally got our first sunny outing and a new high point.
Ever since our trip to Moolock Mountain in 2012, I had dreaded to ever set foot on the seemingly never-ending Bessemer Road.
Three cars parked by the snow berm on Kachess Dam Road (NF-4818), a few hundred feet in from Sparks Road.
Third time visiting this ridge since the first trip in winter of 2013, and so far the best weather out of all three trips.
Armed with optimal weather forecast and moderate avalanche danger, pup an I continued our New Year’s tradition on this beautiful mountain.
Last hiking slash scrambling slash snowshoeing slash climbing trip of 2017!
Due to a higher chance of snowfall in the mountains on Christmas Day, we postponed our trip to today.
Original plan of spending the day in Salmon La Sac area fell through due to poor weather conditions.
Thanks to a recent report from NorthBen of this place I had wanted to visit but uncertain of the road conditions and accessibility this time of the year.
In searching of a shorter outing today, we resorted to this one of my off-season favorites