2.5 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •
What an amazing day, by far the best tour of the year !!! There was 3 - 4" of Fresh Snow on top of a nice firm base. The sun made a few short guest appearances and we had flurries off and on all afternoon. We didn't quite slay the King, we got up to about 6,600' and decided to call it at the saddle. Some clouds were approaching and visibility was getting poor. Turns out we made the right decision because 15 min later it was a whiteout, but then like usual once we hit the parking lot.....everything was clearing. Gotta love spring time in Washington !! My buddy Tyson and Matt joined me on this trip. Matt was out testing his new gear and trying to get some training in before his Mount Rainier push later this summer. It was great to get out with these guys.