Weather on this side of the mountains got progressively better by mid morning, and then sunny the rest of the day.
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
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.
Bacon Creek Road (NF-1060) was clear of obstacles and with a dusting of snow beyond the first mile.
Taking advantage of the largely snow free southern aspect on the mountains, yellow pup and I tackled this harder-to-reach destination
My original plan was to climb Mount Rolo one day and Devils Peak the next day before returning to the trailhead...
Middle Fork Pasayten River Valley access restrictions had just been lifted a few days ago.
Pup and I arrived at the Phelps Creek Trailhead late Friday to a lot full of trucks now that the hunting season had begun.
Entiat River Road had been gated at mile 32 the last couple of years due to wildfires