The North Cascades are a section of the Cascade Range of western North America. They span the border between the Canadian province of British Columbia and the U.S. state of Washington and are officially named in the U.S. and Canada as the Cascade Mountains. ~Wikepedia
McLeod Fire in mid August forced the closure of many roads and trails near Mazama.
Seven years had passed since we first set foot in the beautiful lake basin en route to Labyrinth Mountain.
Corteo Peak hadn't always been on the radar despite having taken notice from various mountaintops over the years.
This could very well have been the shortest climb with the shortest approach on the list so far.
Highway 20 felt very much like a ghost town on my drive to Easy Pass Trailhead.
Pup and I were supposed to climb the mountain same weekend we climbed the Napeequa peaks.
Getting to base camp with good route finding skills, one can certainly enjoy the views abound without ever leaving camp.
I first took notice of the beautifully glaciated Entiat River Valley atop my first of the Washington highest peaks.
Hot weather and the unlikelihood of finding a water source on the ridge had me rethink our plan.
Pup and I hiked the Buck Creek Trail four years ago on the way to climbing Buck Mountain.
Pup and I used rest of this week to explore the area hugely affected by the 2017 Diamond Creek Fire.
In preparation for next day's climb, pup and I headed to this one of our back burner list destinations east of the mountains.