from the PCT. One of my favorite for the year.
Did this with my brother just after High School Graduation. Didn't know it had a name until last year when I saw it listed as "Chinook" on Lists of John. We did it from the Crystal Lakes Trail. http://www.willhiteweb.com/mount_rainier_national_park/crystal_peak/chinook_peak_176.htm
Went up with a mushy and slippery inch of wet snow. Headed up a hard way (not recommended) and went up a loose gully. The fog lifted just before we hit the summit and the views were nothing short of magical. Went down the better way!!