My climb up Dragontail Peak yesterday didn’t quite wear me out, and it was such a beautiful day I couldn’t stand staying inside. Somehow I talked Mike into accompanying me up Mount Dickerman. Located in the North Cascades, Mt Dickerman is an 8.2 mile round-trip hike that gains almost 1,000 ft of elevation per mile. For the first two miles the trail switchbacks through dense forest before breaking out of the trees. We hit snow at about 5,000 ft and Kayuh was in heaven.
After a short flat section, the real climb begins, straight up a ridge to the cliffs of Dickerman’s summit. As we hiked upwards, views of Vesper Peak, Del Campo, and Monte Cristo surrounded us for the last third of a mile. We couldn’t have planned for more perfect weather at the summit. I immediately laid back on the rocks and took it all in.
All the major peaks of the northern Mountain Loop were visible, especially Glacier Peak which I had climbed last year. Definitely one of the best summit views around, and well worth the climb. All in all, a great end to my weekend of outdoor adventures.
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