My buddies were calling this "Anderson Butte," but, from the description, this is likely the same place. Long day with Sauk, Dock and Anderson.
Rode up to the start of the PNT and hiked from there. Nice view of Lake Whatcom from the overlook.
Skinned from the quarry / shooting area up to the clearcut for some decent winter turns on a totally unused trail. Glad to have friends in Alger that knew of this location! I'll be back when the snow improves ...
Rode my bicycle all the way to the saddle between the two highest bumps despite a bit of snow on the ground above 3000 feet. There were several fixed ropes to assist the final steep slope. Partial views of the San Juans, Olympics, Baker, Twin Sisters Range were all good. I was surprised that I could see Mount Olympus from an open vantage point just south of the actual summit. With the bike, my descent time was only about 30 minutes.
Came in via the route described from the east. PNT trail was in horrible condition from 3000' and up, with blowdowns everywhere. Actually found some great summit views from the most southerly point on the summit ridge (there seems to be three high points, the only good views are at the one marked 3364' on the USGS map).
Nice view of Baker part way up. No summit views but I enjoyed the quiet late winter hike and snowshoeing. If nothing else, a good early season conditioner.
Roads and trails on this route make the hike ok if you don't usually dumpster dive. http://www.willhiteweb.com/north_cascades/anderson_mountain/pacific_northwest_trail_248.htm
Light snow cover. Good view of Baker and Sisters. WA P3k 6/52
Bushwhacked to all the closed contours on the ridge. I think the second one from the south is highest.
Did this with Bob and Duane in the rain on a snow covered road. Winter weather. Tagged both summit possibilities.
I knew there would be a lot of road hiking involved when trying to summit this mountain, but it was much moreso than I expected. I decided to also explore the southern side of the mountain's upper ridgeline in addition to the summit(s). Logging activity is VERY noticeable on this mountain. I was very disappointed with the lack of summit views.