A United States National Park located in Washington State featuring the rugged mountain peaks of the North Cascades Range and the most expansive glacial system in the contiguous United States. ~Wikipedia
I first took notice of Oakes Peak from the summit of Damnation Peak, first high point I climbed between Goodall and Bacon Creek drainages.
Bacon Creek Road (NF-1060) was clear of obstacles and with a dusting of snow beyond the first mile.
This area between Goodell and Bacon Creek drainages I'd not explored yet driven past numerous times on Highway 20.
When mountaineering legend Fred Beckey said to allow a fully day for the ascent, I think he really meant it.
Park Creek Trail had been closed off to all traffic this season due to damage resulted from wildfires.