Castle Peak, First Mother and Fay
Very scary with loose snow. I did it again in 2015 with no snow! Much easier!!
Great Visibility today across Rainier NP
6 peaklets, 10 hours 20 minutes car to car.
and over to First Mother.
Fay Pleasant Hessong great day.
Great unique views of Rainier.
Came back with vengeance and conquered it along with First Mother Mtn, Mt Pleasant and Hessong Rock in an alpine tour de force.
Did this one on my 21st birthday along with Mount Pleasant.
Up from Knapsack Pass area, but found trail on summit heading down to Ranger Cabin.
Couldn't find a way around the steep, lingering snowfields on the N side of the E ridge. Ended up dropping down over Knapsack Pass and hiking up and thru Spray Park before returning to Mowich Lake.