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
K9 was a surprise find when my friend and I spotted it from Windy Mountain back in January.
We welcomed the New Year atop Granite Mountain in the crisp, albeit subfreezing, air.
This year I managed to rally two friends to help spice up the typically low-key outing.
Today pup and I finished off our Thanksgiving week hiking streak on one of my favorite mountains by Snoqualmie Pass.
Pup and I took advantage of another day of gorgeous weekend weather by visiting this new destination past Kendall Katwalk.
In retrospect, we could have included Tucquala Peak as part of the Nursery Peak climb.
I first took notice of Big Jim Mountain six years ago from Frigid and Big Lou Mountains via Chatter Creek.
Taking advantage of the nice weather before sundown, pup and I headed off to Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley.
This finally happened eight years after our initial attempt! Nice to revisit and cross the mountain off my redo list.
For some reason my friend and I never summited this peak despite being only a couple hundred feet shy of the top.
After three consecutive weekend visits to Eastern Washington due to incessant rainfall, we finally got our first sunny outing and a new high point.
Armed with optimal weather forecast and moderate avalanche danger, pup an I continued our New Year’s tradition on this beautiful mountain.