Mt. Aix is the dominant Cascades peak in the William O. Douglas Wilderness just east of Mt. Rainier National Park -- and ranks as the 39th most prominent peak in the Washington Cascades (7766' elevation). With a southwest exposure and located in Mt. Rainier's rain shadow, this peak is often accessible earlier in the season than many peaks of comparable height. Great views of the surrounding Cascade peaks and often mountain goats.
We'll scramble to the highest point in the William O. Douglas Wilderness. For much of our climb we can expect to have terrific views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, and the Goat Rocks. Starting early after car-camping at the trailhead, we'll gain 4,400' elevation over 12 miles round-trip. Folks signing up for this climb must be in good physical condition.
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|Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume I, Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey
|USGS 7 minute series, Bumping Lake & Timberwolf Mountain Google map