From Smoot: Cashmere Mt. is a great pyramid shaped peak rising up from Icicle Creek near the town of Leavenworth. Easily seen from Hwy 2 from Wenatchee, it's especially visible from the town of Cashmere, hence its name. It's fairly popular due to it's proximity to Leavenworth, great views of the surrounding Stuart Range peaks, and because a hiking trail leads within 1.5 miles and 1,300 vertical feet of the summit. It can be done as a long day climb car to car, or as a more relaxed overnight with a camp near Little Caroline Lake on the approach. As this peak is on the eastern side of the Cascade crest, it may have drier weather than peaks further west.
|Driving Distance from Portland||250 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||5 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Climbing Washington's Mountains by Jeff Smoot Scrambles in Washington by Peggy Goldman Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey|
|Relevant Maps||USGS Cashmere Mountain, Green Trails Chiwaukim Mountains #177USGS 7 minute series, Cashmere Mountain. Google map|