Moved north from Texas, found work as a seasonal firefighter with the Gifford Pinchot National Forest out of Packwood. Local climber / hiker invited me along for an early summer trek to this peak. Crossing one of the steeper snowfileds I learned first hand how to self-arrest with an iceaxe. Thanks for posting. Great memories...
No snow at the time I did the hike, which was approximately
25 years ago with the Tacoma Mountaineers. We had to ascend
in clouds. The only photo I found from the trip was taken from
Impie's Nest. The trailhead is next to a waterway called 'Hinkle
Tinkle.' On that day, there was just one other male besides
myself on the hike. I saw him lagging back, and asked him what
the problem was. He said he had to 'tinkle' near Hinkle Tinkle!