North and Middle Chiwaukum (approched from White Pine) Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2010
The approach is a couple miles and then it shoots up steeply. Very difficult even after training for it and knowing what was comming from a previous attempt. This was the second attempt in less than a month. Sort of a last minute decision. Stunning Panorama of Alpine Lakes Wilderness and Glacier Peak Wilderness and their surrounding peaks. Perfect snow, perfect weather. We had to climb North Chiwaukum to get to Middle C because of possible avalanche danger so it added about 500 feet to our elevation gain for the round-trip.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe