Second hundred highest peaks of Washington with 400 feet or greater of clean prominence.
Pup and I have been chasing after big mountains nonstop since Memorial Day weekend.
Like Genius, my effort to include the peak in two other trips was also to no avail.
Last-minute plan change led to tackling possibly the last big mountain of the season.
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.
This could very well have been the shortest climb with the shortest approach on the list so far.
Highway 20 felt very much like a ghost town on my drive to Easy Pass Trailhead.
Pup and I were supposed to climb the mountain same weekend we climbed the Napeequa peaks.
Getting to base camp with good route finding skills, one can certainly enjoy the views abound without ever leaving camp.
I first took notice of the beautifully glaciated Entiat River Valley atop my first of the Washington highest peaks.
Hot weather and the unlikelihood of finding a water source on the ridge had me rethink our plan.
Pup and I hiked the Buck Creek Trail four years ago on the way to climbing Buck Mountain.