Every high point on this Washington Top 100 peakbagging list strictly adheres to the top 400-foot prominence rule.
Spider Mountain is one of the four high points along the Ptarmigan Traverse on my bucket list.
This outing was our last backpacking trip to wrap up the climbing season.
Cashmere marked the end of my five-year-long pursuit of the 100 highest peak of Washington.
Over the last few years it had become somewhat of a tradition to do a bigger trip over Fourth of July weekend.
Pup and I slept by the trailhead to catch the early water taxi next morning to Big Beaver Campground. Hiking to the campground would have added an additional 14 miles to the trip.
By climbing these two peaks earlier in the season, we had the advantage of better snow coverage over the cruxes.
Due to the damage from Goode Fire, North Cascades National Park officials had closed off access to Park Creek Trail.
The 16-mile approach into Thunder Basin felt extra long when views were scarce.
This impressive massif is located just off the North Cascades Highway on the southeast end of Ross Lake.
I had completely underestimated the scale of Pasayten Wilderness on our first visit to the area three years ago.
This trip was one of the most memorable ones with several new experiences.
Photos from this trip can be found here. One month ago partner and I climbed Primus and Austera Peaks. It felt really good to get the two farthest peaks on…