Within Washington State, U.S. Route 2 (US 2) connects the western and eastern regions of the state as a part of the state and the national highway systems. Wikipedia
In preparation for tomorrow's Big Climb event, yellow pup and I headed out on another long-day adventure.
I'd driven through the hairpin turn on Highway 2 numerous times but never turned onto the road by Tunnel Creek.
K9 rises above Pacific Crest Trail in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, and it offers panoramic views.
While waiting for mountain pass conditions to improve, yellow pup and I spent another day out east.
After seeing the late arrival of rain in the forecast, I figured we go for a walk in the city.
It was only a matter of time before we came back to finish singing song of the Three Witches.
We attempted Crosby Mountain last year. But the new snow made it hard to go forward.
Last-minute plan change led to tackling possibly the last big mountain of the season.
I first took notice of Big Jim Mountain six years ago from Frigid and Big Lou Mountains via Chatter Creek.
We went back for Theseus and Minotaur seven years after our climb on Labyrinth Mountain.
Pup and I were supposed to climb the mountain same weekend we climbed the Napeequa peaks.
Pup and I hiked the Buck Creek Trail four years ago on the way to climbing Buck Mountain.
I had originally planned to include this high point when pups and I went out to Breezley Hills a few weeks back.
After several dosages of meds to fight off a week-long cold, I finally felt well enough to hit up another mountain this weekend.
With the heightened avalanche danger in the Cascades this weekend, pup and I sought out places with minimal open terrain and settled on this woodsy mountain.
Due to a higher chance of snowfall in the mountains on Christmas Day, we postponed our trip to today.