Have climbed multiple times, both in winter and spring. This was one of Dallas Kloke's favorite winter climbs; easy access and as challenging as you want.
Fun to traverse the false summits. Don't kick rocks on your car from the top!
Sauk, beautiful wildflowers - if you go for that sort of thing. Ah, to be back in the Cascades.
Always a great hike for the family, or by yourself!
Always a great summer season starter
I really enjoyed this one for its easy effort, short scramble at the end vs. big open, alpine views.
Its a beautiful area and if someone had some extra time on their hand it looked like it would be interesting to explore Sauk Lake and Bald Mountain.
This is a great quick hike. I was able to tuck this in even in mid-November with just a dusting of snow on a clear and cool autumn day. It is harder to find a higher views to effort ratio in the Cascades than what this one offers.
When I was 12 with a church group. I can't remember much but I'm willing to guess I didn't go to the very top...although I do remember our church group leaders yelling at us at the summit to be careful and get down? I do remember puking my McMuffin out at the trailhead.
The true summit! This goes from a relaxing dayhike to a short but intense Class 3 scramble at the very end.
To top with my wife and three kids (13,13 and 6 years old). Not to true summit, however. Incredible wildflowers in August.
Three times to the true summit:
with Jess and Pavlo: