Ingalls Lake

Lake Ingalls is a beautiful sky-blue lake surrounded by rust-colored crags and perched in a high basin with picture-window views of  Mt Stuart. Lakes don't get a whole lot prettier than this one. They also do... Read More...

High Pass

High Pass is the scenic highlight of a loop trip in the Glacier Peak Wilderness east of Glacier Peak. The ascent to this high point along the loop takes the hiker through miles of meadows along ridge tops and... Read More...

Glacier Peak Circumnavigation

A 90-mile week-long trip circling of Washington's most remote volcano and visiting some of the prettiest areas in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. A must-do for avid hikers that won't disappoint. The route follo... Read More...

Enchantment Traverse-Sideways

Freeman Keller strolls past the Rat Lakes with Edward Mesa behind him There's always that crew of people who like to do things a little sideways. Tom Janisch, Mark Shipman, Freeman Keller and Bill Wicheta trav... Read More...

Edna, Lake

(Though this is actually a picture of Ida Lake, it is close to Edna in looks, location, and spelling) This trail climbs steeply from the Icicle Creek Valley up through forests of ponderosa pine and Douglas f... Read More...

Mt. Stuart-West Ridge

Photo: Mt. Stuart from camp in the Headlight Creek Basin, The West Ridge is the left skyline. by Andy Dappen Some History  I’d already underestimated it twice. I’d found out the hard way that Mt. Stuart, was ... Read More...

Stuart (Mt)-Razorback Ridge

by Tom Janisch Razorbacks are feral hogs that that were introduced to North and South America in the 16th century. Columbus established the precedent when he intentionally released swine in the West Indies d... Read More...

Stuart (Mt)-North Ridge (Upper)

Mt. Stuart - Soloing the North Ridge: by John Plotz If I had to choose one of the most priceless aspects of solo alpine climbing, it would be that I get to eschew the alpine start and sleep in. I'm getting too... Read More...

McClellan Peak-West Side

Summit Post details this trail nicely and includes photographs.  Click here to view the post. Adapted from Summitpost.org: McClellan Peak sits in one of the most beautiful areas in all of the Was... Read More...

McClellan Peak-Easiest Route

Photo: Looking down on Snow Lakes from the top of McClellan Peak. McClellan Peak Climb words and photos by Roger Gervin Taking advantage of the low-snow year of 2015 and fantastic weather window, BarbE... Read More...