A 440-mile-long (710 km) Washington State Scenic and Recreational Highway encircling the North Cascades in the Washington State that follows eight different highways. ~ Wikipedia
Big Methow Needle
Big Methow Needle, or The Needles, has been on my list for several years because I couldn't find a partner.
Unable to generate interest in finding a partner, Big Kangaroo remained on the backburner until now.
Pup and I have been chasing after big mountains nonstop since Memorial Day weekend.
Like Genius, my effort to include the peak in two other trips was also to no avail.
McLeod Fire in mid August forced the closure of many roads and trails near Mazama.
Corteo Peak hadn't always been on the radar despite having taken notice from various mountaintops over the years.
Now and then it's a real treat to climb a peak like this where the entire route was visible.
Fisher Peak looming above Fisher Creek Basin
Highway 20 felt very much like a ghost town on my drive to Easy Pass Trailhead.
Hot weather and the unlikelihood of finding a water source on the ridge had me rethink our plan.
Ever since my trip to Snowfield Peak three years ago, I had been itching to come back for some of the other peaks in the area.
Climbing Holliway Mountain involved going around Mount Hardy and through Methow River Valley.
After yesterday's trip to McLeod Mountain, pup and I car camped near Washington Pass to climb the next day.
We car camped in the pullout parking area off Highway 20 for an early start.
Mesahchie Peak and Katsuk Peak at a Glance Access: Easy Pass TrailheadRound Trip: TBDElevation Range: 3680′-8795′Gear: helmetGPS Track: availableDog-Friendly: no pets Summit delight on Mesahchie Peak See more trip photos here. Summit joy on Katsuk Peak See…
Big Snagtooth is the highest point on the Snagtooth Ridge easily accessible and doable in a day.
Most relaxing and straightforward approach to camp this year on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).