9.04 miles of hiking • 4000' elevation gain •
Winter has arrived in the N. Cascades. Great views from the top with clear views of Mt. Baker, Glacier Peak, etc... Could even see the Eastern Olympic range to the S/W & the top of Rainier to the South. Snow began in earnest approx. 1 1/2 miles and 1200' from the summit but there is a very pronounced boot path so no route finding was involved. Microspikes were useful but unless you plan to partake in some off trail exploring snowshoes are currently not needed.