The beginning of June also marked my biggest push of ascents up Snow King, regularly logging 2 or 3 ascents/day and once even 4.
But then, finally, we were headed west to Oregon stopping to climb Mt. Adams before rolling into our home base in Portland.
This is as far as we could we drive on the road up the the standard TH at Cold Springs on the south side of the mountain. Again, lingering winter snow was the culprit, but we would have a nice 4-5 miles extra to get warmed up the next morning before getting onto the actual peak.
These were going to be great conditions for skinning. Even better conditions for a beer.
Just above the Cold Springs TH which was still buried under 6 feet of snow.
Looking south across the Columbia River at Mt. Hood in Oregon and the setting moon.
Our shadow to the west with Mt. St. Helens in the distance.
There had better be a good reason for there to be snowmobile tracks all the way to the summit. As this was a wilderness area, these machines are not allowed anywhere on the mountain.
Almost crampon worthy, but still just soft enough to allow for kicking steps.