Steep hike, good for training
I never done this mountain in the summer, so the ascent was probably highly non-traditional. However, the terrain is easy to follow. Crampons and an axe definitely helped. The snow was crusty and easy to climb. Took about 3 hours to get to the top, but less than an hour to get down. Great view from the top. Awesome day!
Took a friend out on his first ever climb hoping to take advantage of the temp inversion induced sunshine. Too bad the funky weather turned the entire mountain to solid ice. He didn't have crampons so even the cave ridge route was too much. Still a fun day with good views. Turned around just below 5000 ft.
A fine day out.
Great peak in a new area for me with my friends Joe and Oyvind.
We skied the slot couloir in heavy powder conditions. Great visibility of an area worth exploring more on skis and alpine routes.
No views from the top but lots of light fluffy powder.
Close to Seattle and good for all seasons.
Out bagging with friends,,, nice hike!
Climbed the North Face by a new variation/route in winter.
The week after I scrambled Guye, I went back. There was a nice trail most the way up, I believe 2004 was our bad snow year? I've gone up twice afterwards in May '08/'09 in the snow. Although the trail is very nice, I do love the snow.
No. 012, personal climber's log.
Nice sunny day and warm, pretty consistent trail grade which I liked. Met lots of nice people along the way, seems to be a fairly popular peak.
The humidity was killing me-continued onto Lundin
Trail gets right to business... up and up, nice falls, and good summit views down into the Middle Fork
Conditions couldn't have been more perfect- blue bird skies and nice styrofoam snow. Ascended from Alpental. Got an early start, but not so early that I shared the summit with the 15 people I passed just before the summit. Had the entire summit to myself- watched two climbers ascend neighboring Red Mountain while I was up there.
Once in winter, twice in summer. Map and pictures at http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/snoqualmie_mountain/snoqualmie_pass_074.htm
super clear day views of Rainier and the surrounding mountains were amazing.
After hiking Si and loving the scramble up the Haystack, my daughter was a bit disappointed by the lack of scrambling opportunities on route. She enjoyed the great views, though!
Sunny and hot. Neat views to the East. On the return trip, saw some elk standing with their mouths open in the I-90 median near North bend.
Nice short, accessible day trip in the winter. I had the mountain to myself. Views were great...from Baker to Rainier, Stuart to the Olympics. Snow was very firm...glad to have the crampons and ice axe.