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EastKingVia the "trail"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008


Great views and great weather
Posted Oct 19, 2008 7:53 pm

Cascade ScramblerStill snowed in at halfway point!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008

Cascade Scrambler

This is, without question, one of the gnarlier trails around. At about the halfway point, the trail disappears under a deep blanket of snow. The view from the summit is breathtaking.
Posted Jul 13, 2008 12:58 pm

Dan WinterWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

Dan Winter

The road was covered in snow before the trailhead. I am still unsure where the actual trailhead was. Oh well, we just followed the steps in the snow hoping they knew the way to the start of the trail! Luckily they did. Once we located the start of the trail it was pretty straight forward. It wouldn't be hard to get off route on the way down if you aren't careful. A pretty fun trip.
Posted May 31, 2008 9:23 pm

BKWWest Ridge
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2008


The road was snowed in down to 2000ft. We followed snowshoe tracks all the way up (without snowshoes). Beautiful day, great views. I got a pretty bad sunburn!
Posted Apr 14, 2008 4:47 pm

jtmerrillWest Ridge


High winds, heavy rain, blinding snow. No views at all. Definitely not the best day to do this peak, but i had to give it a go... But judging from the photos from other people, this would be spectacular on a clear day!
Posted Oct 17, 2007 5:14 pm

RdyHikerOnly 30% Chance of Precipitation Forecast  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006


But it started raining the moment we left the cars. Rain became heavy rain, which turned into a brief light snow, then to heavier rain, hail and finally a deluge. We had a virtual river runnng through the trail on our descent. Oh, I nearly forgot the strong winds - and the dense fog that rolled in. We froze our butts, BUT our band of 7 persisted (on Persis!) to the summit. Steep first couple miles and from the bushwhacking we had to do it looked like no one had been up there for a while. Zero visibility - - I'll have to go back next year for the views.
Posted Dec 20, 2006 7:33 pm

osatrikWest Ridge Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 1993


A planned snowshoe trip turned into a hike (not enough snow). This trip was memorable as my first hike with Tom Morgan, something of a minor legend in the world of Seattle climbing. Like everyone else's first experience, my reaction was "Who is this old guy, and where does he get all that energy?"
Posted Sep 1, 2006 4:50 am

BicyclebobMt Persis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2006


Lots of sun, lots of snow, perfect hiking weather! Ran into a couple of guys on the way up and had the summit to myself. Snow line is just below the false summit but was nicely packed and traversed in boots and crampons. Bugs were out and so were some flowers and squirrels. Good early season hike.
Posted May 22, 2006 1:48 am

rialtosolRoute Climbed: West Ridge  Sucess!


Nice winter conditioner. Scouting Index
Posted Feb 27, 2006 3:18 am

renRoute Climbed: West Ridge 11/13/04  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2004


Steep beginning for a rewarding summit. My first good look at Index and Baring. Well, brief look because the clouds were rolling in ond out. Original plan was to do Index also but postholing and short daylight hours prevented that.
Posted Feb 18, 2006 11:03 pm

kati8293Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 26, 2005  Sucess!
Beautiful day with an amazing view. Only thing missing on this trip was the register. Looked all over and it was nowhere to be found.
Posted Jan 21, 2006 11:18 am

BicyclebobRoute Climbed: West ridge Date Climbed: 20 August 2005


Second time up this season. Incredible views and weather. Took some friends up for their first time.
Posted Aug 22, 2005 12:27 am

jdavies212Route Climbed: Off trail from north side Date Climbed: May 30, 1977


Climbed in heavy thigh-deep snow (without snowshoes!) on a crystal-clear day with stupendous views of Mt. Index and the Town of Index to the north. Warning: stay way back from the cornice at the summit in heavy snow conditions. We stood at an apparently "safe" spot at the summit to see the views; but later, viewing the same spot with binoculars from the Town of Index, we shuddered at the very precarious spot we had stood.
Posted Apr 24, 2005 12:37 pm

Andy DeweyRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: January 25, 2005  Sucess!

Andy Dewey

Climbed the West Ridge route on a nice warm, sunny January day. Hit snow around 4700', but there were only large patches here and there. Hardly any snow for being January!
Posted Jan 27, 2005 1:06 pm

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