THE eldorado SUMMIT HAS A HIMALAYAN-LIKE SPLENDOR.
8,868' - Cascades Mountain Range, WA.
Don't be fooled by the relatively lower elevation. This mountain is home to dramatic peaks and a true mountain experience. Beginners and novice climbers alike will be challenged on this climb.
It's a truly inspiring glacier climb with a gnarly "kinda wide" log crossing, a strenuous approach through talus and boulders to camp with 4,000 ft. of elevation gain, and ends with an exhilatating knife-edge snow ridge leading to the true summit. Views into the North Cascades are tremendous.
Times: 5-6 hr trailhead to camp, 3-5 hr camp to summit.