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
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.
The trip gave us the rare opportunity to visit the area and to drive Mount Baker Highway nearly to its eastern terminus.
Weather on this side of the mountains got progressively better by mid morning, and then sunny the rest of the day.
I first took notice of Oakes Peak from the summit of Damnation Peak, first high point I climbed between Goodall and Bacon Creek drainages.
After several dosages of meds to fight off a week-long cold, I finally felt well enough to hit up another mountain this weekend.
To avoid snowy weather conditions over the mountain passes, I looked for potential new destinations in the Puget Sound area.
With more snow in the forecast today, I stayed west of the Cascades and resorted to another one of our Puget Sound area off-season go-to places.