State Route 20 (SR 20), also known as the North Cascades Highway, is the state’s longest highway, traveling 436 miles (702 km) across the northern areas of Washington. ~Wikipedia
Johannesburg Mountain was a no-go. But I stuck around on my last day to explore something else.
Unable to generate interest in finding a partner, Big Kangaroo remained on the backburner until now.
This trip was our sixth time starting from Slate Pass. We were all too familiar with the descent approach.
Climbers sometimes referred to this obscure high point as Hellfire Peak.
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.
Getting to base camp with good route finding skills, one can certainly enjoy the views abound without ever leaving camp.
Hot weather and the unlikelihood of finding a water source on the ridge had me rethink our plan.
Pup and I used rest of this week to explore the area hugely affected by the 2017 Diamond Creek Fire.
First backpacking trip with the pup this season; Pasayten Wilderness was calling our names!