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Old Snowy is probably the easiest glaciated peak to climb in the NW. It's not as well known as St. Helens or South Sister, and thus gets a lot fewer climbers. If you are looking for a gentle approach and non-technical ascent in a beautiful area, this is your peak. It's in the aptly named Goat Rocks area, between Mts. Adams and Rainier. Bring the binoculars for mountain goat watching.
Ives Peak is the fourth highest peak in the Goat Rocks Wilderness. It's centrally located on the spine of the Goat Rocks which runs northwest to southeast, between Old Snowy and Big Horn. There is no trail to the summit and for this reason it's a peak that is seldom visited. Nothing technical is required to make the ascent, but off-trail travel is enough to deter the average hiker from making an attempt.