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
This trip was our sixth time starting from Slate Pass. We were all too familiar with the descent approach.
Hozomeen Mountain South Peak is the evil twin of the double-summitted mountain.
This double-summited, awe-inspiring structure at the head of Ross Lake looked out of reach.
McLeod Fire in mid August forced the closure of many roads and trails near Mazama.
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!
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.
Two things I did differently on this trip and both had both worked out quite well.
Crater Mountain was our last-minute plan after getting off Freezeout Ridge the evening before.