After waking up to the Easter morning sunshine, I found myself scrolling through my phone for a new hike.
Big Chief Mountain has been on the back burner due to its proximity to the Stevens Pass Ski Resort.
Climbers sometimes referred to this obscure high point as Hellfire Peak.
In preparation for tomorrow's Big Climb event, yellow pup and I headed out on another long-day adventure.
I'd driven through the hairpin turn on Highway 2 numerous times but never turned onto the road by Tunnel Creek.
This was our first trip back to the Olympic Peninsula since the hike on Mount Rose in November of 2015.
While waiting for the deeper snow to settle, we resorted to what some refer to as a dumpster dive.
K9 was a surprise find when my friend and I spotted it from Windy Mountain back in January.
Mailbox Peak had become super popular over the years since our first trip from a decade ago.
It's that time of the year when I start looking for hikes in the rain shadow for views and sunshine.