State Route 410 (SR 410), partially named the Chinook Scenic Byway, and also named the Stephen Mather Memorial Parkway, is a highway between Sumner and Naches in Washington State. ~Wikipedia
Poch Peak sits outside the Mount Rainier National Park above the Evans Creek ORV Park.
Norse Peak VII, our seventh trip to one of my South Cascades favorites. All but the first trip have taken place during Thanksgiving.
The pup and I continued our Thanksgiving week tradition on Norse Peak.
Today the plan was to go through a handful of old trips. But instead, I found myself start packing for another outing.
I first took notice of the two peaks while climbing Burnt Mountain across the Carbon River Valley.
In an effort to avoid the potentially dire Thanksgiving weather, I decided to move our pilgrimage to the peak ahead by two days.
Saturday snow level along the Highway 2 corridor was around 3,000'; today the first patch of snow appeared just above 5,000'.
All the years of staring at Crystal Mountain (aka Silver King) from across the basin, we finally got the chance to pay a visit.
Today we went to check out Mutton Mountain near Noble Knob, with excellent view of Mount Rainier from the summit.
Crystal Mountain Boulevard was clear of snow and ice despite low morning temperatures, no problem getting to the gated Gold Hill Road
I came across Noble Knob last night while researching. Since we don't get to South Cascades much, I thought we'd pay a visit. The final stretch to Noble Knob See…
Time flew by us quickly while we were having fun, hard to believe it’s been three years since our last visit.
I used this trip as an opportunity to check out crevasse conditions on Little Tahoma before the trip.
Only a few places in lower elevations with intermittent streams to fill water.
More rain this weekend, and South Cascades looked to be the place to be for a rain-free hike.
It was my concert weekend so I looked for something near Tacoma. In comparison with weather forecast in the area, I found a hiking report to Grass Mountain East where…