Sunday, January 4, 2015

Mt Dickerman

Yesterday Stephen and I set out to see what the mountains along the Mountain Loop Highway of the North Cascades had to offer. Displeased, we were not!

Below are photos from Mt. Dickerman, an 8.2 mile hike with a 3950 ft elevation gain to the 5760 ft peak. The views along this day hike were stunning--the kind of mountain-scapes folks typically backpack to see. We didn't encounter much snow until above treeline, and while snowshoes would have helped, we were still able to make it to the summit. Great day!

 Making our way to the summit, we see some fantastic peaks through the trees.

 Closer to the top, more mountains appear.

Intermittent low clouds periodically shroud the mountains around us.

View from the summit, looking east.

Me and the view from the summit, looking west.

A river of low clouds snakes along the valley floor.

The sun poked out for a second and lit up a distant peak. 

Stephen at the summit...notice the Gray Jay lurking in the tree next to him. 

Our view on the way down. 

Stephen posthole-ing on the way on the descent.

One last look!

View looking up to the summit.