Fun scramble off the PCT near Snoqualmie Pass.
Cloud cover was heavy on the summit approach, which made navigation a challenge. But in the end we reached the summit and clouds finally started to break.
It was my first time on this peak, left after 2, and made to many mistakes in traversing over to Red. But, eventually made it.
A mixed snow and rock day. CWB/PCT up, PCT down.
First of many ascents.
Hazy day due to fires in the east. Good scramble on the ridge, glad we didn't go the shorter route up the slope.
Did this one with a couple of friends who I had never hiked with before. They mostly wanted to check out the Kendall Katwalk, but I talked them into hitting the summit too. We all enjoyed it. Beautiful area. The views of Thomson were mouth watering. It's now at the top of my list of peaks to climb! I have a feeling I'll be coming back here on more than one occasion.
Went back a second time in October for a sunrise hike and saw my first Brocken specter and some phenomenal views. Trip report here.
Gimpilator and I climbed this peak on the way to Mount Thomson.
I realize this is my third time doing Kendall in combination with another peak. The trail runs so close to the summit, it's worth the extra effort to do it again.
autunm colors were killer. was also atop the south summit on 10/12/09...pretty crazy.
A fun trip. My friend and I started out at 9:00 A.M. and headed up the PCT from Snoqualmie Pass. We went to the end of the Kendall Katwalk for the view and then headed back to the White stump and cut on up the hill to the peak. Once on the slope the trail is evident and if you are looking for it, you can actually see it climbing the hill up the the peak. Great trip with great views (Rainier was looming in the distance).
with my brother.
Kendall is a great peak just off the PCT. Awesome views of the area and I hadn't realized that I could see the summit from the PCT.
Bryan and I had another two for one day starting with Kendall Peak and then moving on to nearby Alaska Mountain. I got to enjoy the summit this time since all the flying ants have now frozen to death.
A film by Bryan:
Just another summit in the clouds.
Nice walk on the PCT, then a quick scramble up to the top. Great views.
It was my first time on these peaks and I didn't do much research so route finding was a bit of a trick. Special thanks to my friend Alexei for his last minute descriptions of the Kendall route and shortcut. I only spent a few seconds on the summit because it was swarming with flying ants and they did not like me being there. It wasn't originally part of my plan but I jogged back down to the junction so I would have time for neighboring Red Mountain.
On and off views from the fog. Still good to bag this peak! Roughly 3.5 hours roundtrip not including 1 hour on the summit to wait to see if the fog cleared.
Went up with the TNAB group for an evening summit hike. Was fun, chilly and scenic. Another quick I-90 corridor hike/scramble. Easy off-trail route at the top.
Horrible weather made this all the more enjoyable for me. Snow on the ground, limited visibility due to the fog that was rolling in and rolling out, and rain at times all made for a trek that was slick at times. Ascended the NW Ridge, descended one of the gullies back to the PCT. Good times!