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
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.
Now and then it's a real treat to climb a peak like this where the entire route was visible.
Fisher Peak looming above Fisher Creek Basin
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 saw the glaciated Entiat River Valley from Seven Fingered Jack, my first Bulger peak.
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.
First backpacking trip with the pup this season; Pasayten Wilderness was calling our names!
Ever since my trip to Snowfield Peak three years ago, I had been itching to come back for some of the other peaks in the area.
Climbing Holliway Mountain involved going around Mount Hardy and through Methow River Valley.