The North Cascades are beautiful during this time. No crowds. No waiting. Just fantastic climbing. On the approach hike we stood in a heard of mountain goats. I had to chase one away since he was on the climbing route above me. We also saw ptarmigans. The weather was sunny and warm. What a wonderful view at the summit. I will do this again next year.
1979 with Monica Spicker
1982 with Paul Bishop
2002 with Tanya Spicker.
We also got stuck ropes on the rappel. Otherwise a fun climb.
Third time's a charm they say. It was my third try and I finally made it.