Spanning the Central Cascades of Washington State, the wilderness is located in parts of Wenatchee National Forest and Snoqualmie National Forest, and is approximately bounded by Interstate 90 and Snoqualmie Pass to the south and U.S. Route 2 and Stevens Pass to the north. ~Wikipedia
Despite its remoteness, the less-visited Twin Peaks above Lake Philippa is visible from Seattle.
Surprise Lake and Glacier Lake in Alpine Lakes Wilderness have long been a hikers' favorite.
Alaska Mountain was another place deep in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness accessible via the Pacific Crest Trail.
Jack Ridge borders the western edge of The Enchantments. It also meets the massive Stuart Range on the southern end.
We climbed Cape Horn and Ladies Peak as the black lab made his first overnight trip.
Nasikelt Peak and Lumiere Ridge were perfect for finding solitude among the list of must-haves.
The yellow pup and I visited the neighboring Sopwith Camel Mountain last spring in the sunshine.
A change in the weather typically marks the tail end of our big mountain adventures.
The Temple was a delightful scenery change from last week's climb on Johannesburg Mountain.
Snowgrass Mountain is one of the few remaining peaks on my bucket list doable in one long day.
Paddy-Go-North and Sherpani Peak are next-door neighbors to the north of Paddy-Go-Easy Pass.
While many scrambles involve some road walk or trail hike or both, Bald Eagle Peak had neither.
Goat Mountain in Salmon La Sac has been on the back burner for many years.
The pup and I visited Cascade Mountain's northern neighbor for a view do-over.
The hike to Coney Creek crossing at mile 3 was at times rocky but overall smooth sailing.
In preparation for tomorrow's Big Climb event, yellow pup and I headed out on another long-day adventure.