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
Swakane Peak continued to be one of my favorite rainy day and solitude seeking go-tos.
An area I hadn't explored since the long forgotten trip to Wallace Lake.
Pup and I have been chasing after big mountains nonstop since Memorial Day weekend.
Like Genius, my effort to include the peak in two other trips was also to no avail.
Last-minute plan change led to tackling possibly the last big mountain of the season.
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.