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
McGregor Mountain marked my fourth time going through Stehekin, WA, on the way to a climb.
This double-summited, awe-inspiring structure at the head of Ross Lake looked out of reach.
This area is a bustling hub over the Fourth of July. So we came in this weekend to avoid the masses.
As the weather outlook worsened, we had to forego Saturday due to the high possibility of rain and snow.
This time we came back with a raft twice the capacity to put the pursuit to rest once and for all.
On our way to the Mission Ridge area, I realized that this was the final ski weekend.
Overnight the Central Cascades weather forecast went from mostly sunny to mostly cloudy.
Climbers sometimes referred to this obscure high point as Hellfire Peak.
While waiting for the deeper snow to settle, we resorted to what some refer to as a dumpster dive.
For hikes as straightforward as Lyman Hill, pup and I tend to get ourselves into a pickle.
Some refer to Devils Mountain as a "dumpster dive" destination or the backup of a backup plan.
Pup and I had also climbed the mountain back to back with Dickerman Mountain seven years ago.