The Pasayten Wilderness is a protected area in Washington state. The northern boundary of the wilderness is the Canada–US border and is adjacent to the Ross Lake National Recreation Area to the west. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail has its northernmost section in this wilderness. The tallest point in the Pasayten is Jack Mountain. ~Wikipedia
Officially kicked off my summer peakbagging endeavors on this Memorial Day weekend.
My original plan was to climb Mount Rolo one day and Devils Peak the next day before returning to the trailhead...
Middle Fork Pasayten River Valley access restrictions had just been lifted a few days ago.
After getting off Freezeout Ridge the day before, we spent two hours on the road to west end of Pasayten Wilderness.
Last backpacking trip to wrap up the climbing season, which had been a great one.
This imposing feature off North Cascades Highway (SR 20) southeast end of Ross Lake can be seen from virtually any high points in North Cascades.
I had completely underestimated the scale of Pasayten Wilderness on our first visit to the area three years ago.