This route, with a mere 3,800 vertical gain and a 4 mile round trip hike, is one of the more moderate approaches to scenic summit one can find in the Cascades. This is largely a class 3 scramble route and ridge traverse. Pay attention on the drive in, as the maze of logging roads can be confusing. Early season ascents might have some steeper snow traverses.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 250 miles
Driving Time from Portland 5 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Relevant Books Climbing Washington's Mountains by Jeff Smoot Cascade Alpine Guide: Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass by Fred Beckey
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