I took the old Cascade Crest Trail and enjoyed the solitude on this abandoned route through Commonwealth Basin.
The sun shone between the trees as I worked my way along the trail and over the creek.
I got my first view of my goal and I was anxious to get up there.
I came up under the mountain and was too anxious to get up and left the main trail too early it turned out. I had found a faint boot path and started up.
The way up was challenging but fun. It was mostly Class 2 with some loose rock along the way. At one point I had found the trail but quickly lost it...
Finally I reached the summit and the awesome views that it afforded.
After about 20 minutes on the summit I noticed a fellow hiker making his way up. Once at the summit we chatted a bit and then learned that he was "Red Hat Guy"! Very cool It's always fun to meet a fellow NWHiker on the trail.
We descended the mountain about 30 minutes later and the trail was very easy to follow, much easier than the route I took to the summit. We made good time getting back down to the parking lot.
It was a fun day and great to meet you Red Hat Guy!
Joined: 12 Oct 2006 Posts: 551 | TRs | Pics Location: Edmonds, WA
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:55 pm
Red Mountain was one of the most fun peaks I did on I-90 last year. Glad to see you made it up there even though it was a solo (my fault). But really, Dude, I have to say it once again, your videos ROCK!
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum You cannot attach files in this forum You can download files in this forum