So cloudy, maybe we didn't make it to the summit.
Part of our traverse from Pinnace to Eagle. Just made it to the top of Eagle and back down to the saddle before dark.Beautiful sunset from the top.
Very fun scramble, more exposed than Chutla but the views are better from Chutla!
Climbed in a blizzard
Came up from the saddle for number one of the day, Chutla was next. The Class 3/4 section was a bit sketchy on the last ten feet or so.
As of right now, the hike up to Eagle and Chutla is great. Pretty cloudy today, but great snow conditions for an early winter hike.
Had to break trail through shin-knee deep snow for almost the entire trail. Got up to the last 250 vertical feet before having to turn back. Even with an ice axe and an awesome kick step technique my friend and I decided that the 45-50 degree, thigh deep snow slope was a bit too much. Still one of the most fun spur-of-the-moment winter climbs I've done.
The first of many Tatoosh peaks.
Nice gentle even graded trail for the first few miles until it opens up 2.5 miles or so in. Fun little scramble from the saddle with plenty of brush and rocks to contend with. I lost my sunglasses in the brush and spent 10 minutes looking for them... found them eventually, whew. Combined this hike with Chutla peak, and while Eagle Peak has some great views, the view from Chutla was far better. Good hike.
Turned back twice due to continuously thick fog, rain, snow, and a lack of snowshoes(post-holing up to my thighs). I can't be sure how close I was, but the ridge top was barely visible. If I can ever get back to the PNW I'll try it in august.
This was my first hike after an ACL repair. That leg made it even with half the muscle (atrophy) of the other.
Not sure of the exact day (or year!), but I am sure that I summited on a beautiful Rainier day. Had lots of company that day too.
First time was 1993, up the trail from Longmire.
June 1996, six OSATers did the Traverse in the late spring from The Castle to Eagle, summiting them all. We camped just south of Lane Peak, which is the most enjoyable of the scrambles. Eagle was number 7 of 8 peaks summited that weekend.
Peak number 7 in our traverse from Pinnacle peak. It was with satisfaction that I squinted over to Unicorn, and all the peaks between, after a 14 year interruption, I had finally completed the entire Tatoosh Traverse.
Very fun little climb, nice scramble section to the summit. As with all the other Tatoosh climbs, very nice views.
Nice little trail with only a few blacktails for company, saw no one else. Clear day with great views of rainer from top made this peak feel pretty insignificant, lots of other massive volcanoes in the distance, Adams, Hood, and St. Helens, I think.
Reached the summit of both Eagle & Chutla -- tho' nasty drizzly weather and it was totally socked in. Hope to get a better view next time around!
Very nice day not a cloud in the sky. We also bagged Chutla Peak while we were there. The views were breath taking.
part of range traverse
Pleasant day hike. Interesting little bit of scrambling near the top. Views to the South as always in Washington state marred by massive clear cutting... but nice distant views of Mount Adams. And great close-up spot to view Mt. Rainier.