On September 6, 2017, Erin and left Seattle to climb the East Buttress route on Mt Whitney. The route is 11 pitches and is rated 5.7. This was my first big alpine climb and, although the route isn’t technically difficult, this trip pushed me. There was more route finding complexity and mental obstacles to overcome for me.
McClellan Butte Trail is a difficult 8.8 mile, 3800 feet gain hike located near North Bend, Washington. that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult.
When we started out at 7am our destination was Mt Townsend. But we never made it. And as Yvon Chouinard would say, ” When everything goes wrong – that’s when adventure starts.”
Marmot Pass / Buckhorn Mountain is a must do hike on the Olympic Peninsula. The trail is in great condition and the longest section of steeper trail is only three-quarters of a mile to get to some incredible views.