While views weren’t nearly as grandiose as those on the neighboring higher points to the north, lots solitude was to be had.
Second trip up the mountain, and this time we approached via the west ridge by scrambling up west slopes.
Salmon La Sac Road was clear up to the turnaround outside of Cayuse Campground.
The number of potholes on past Twentynine Pines Campground seemed to have doubled.
As I approached the Bean Creek Trail junction I could hear the raging water from the creek.
After waiting for weeks, we finally got a good weather window to get up this peak.
Late arrival at the trailhead forced a last-minute change from Three Brothers to Navaho Peak. Despite the usual potholes and the residual snow plus ice, road 9703 was still passable…
I had hoped to go up Mount Kent but changed my mind after realizing getting good views at the top wouldn’t have been possibility.
Finally we were able to bag a peak somewhere in the Cascades with the weekend's decent weather.
Photos from this trip can be found here.
Posing next to the structure that was once part of a lookout tower, abandoned in the mid-1950s and destroyed in 1968. I hadn’t realized that there was once a lookout…