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.
Second trip up the mountain, and this time we approached via the west ridge by scrambling up west slopes.
The trip gave us the rare opportunity to visit the area and to drive Mount Baker Highway nearly to its eastern terminus.
We hadn't set foot in the area since three years ago. The year before that I went up Tolmie Peak just south of here.
All the years of staring at Crystal Mountain (aka Silver King) from across the basin, we finally got the chance to pay a visit.
I had originally planned to include this high point when pups and I went out to Breezley Hills a few weeks back.
This one has been on the back burner list for quite some some, put it off due to lack of views on yet another woodsy summit.
Near 100% chance precipitation this weekend throughout most of the state, so we resorted to Eastern Washington for lighter rain.
I first took notice of Oakes Peak from the summit of Damnation Peak, first high point I climbed between Goodall and Bacon Creek drainages.
Today turned out to be the only sunny day in the week's forecast. On the spur of the moment, pup and I got in this short climb in mid-afternoon.
After several dosages of meds to fight off a week-long cold, I finally felt well enough to hit up another mountain this weekend.