Hiked up in the dark via the recently re-diamonded Nordic Pass Trail. I was surprised how good the views are from the summit! I suppose a killer sunrise helps with the views, but it was spectacular! I have a feeling I'll be back. Trip report here.
Climbed up the new trail in heavy fog. Short hike.
Terrible weather, no views. Windy, rainy, cold. But we reached the top. Summit Fever is alive and well.
Miserable snow. Fell in constantly even with snowshoes.
Nice easy, short hike - but actually very enjoyable. Rocky summit perch makes for panoramic views, and a cool little place to hang out and soak it all in.
My second hiking trip of the morning (after nearby Tinkham Peak). This hike was short and easy, and I was able to make great time during both the ascent and descent.
The directions to get to the TH aren't very clear, once you've been there it's obvious. The trail was F'D up severely, with a large portion of it underneath MASSIVE blowdowns. It was easy to lose it on the way up, but easy to follow on the way down. I have no idea if it's been cleared yet. The views from the top were awesome.
For years I have stared at this peak while driving over the pass. Today I decided to stop and try it out.
Hard to believe it took me this long to make it up here. A very short 3 mile round trip. A little icy on the last part to the summit. Microspikes were helpful.
snowshoed this on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
Quick shot up to the top for the sunset. Was a nice night out.
Wet but fun warm-up before Silver.
A good choice for a short hike on an offseason type day.
Hiked up with foggy conditions. Skies cleared for a bit when we made the summit.
Was in the area, needed a fast summit. Pictures and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/mount_catherine/snoqualmie_pass_353.htm
with Hiker Brian and Magellan + EK