Castle Peak

5/16/21
WA Cascades West Slopes South (Mt Rainier)
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Posted by Trevor Cichosz on 5/17/21 12:19pm

The snow is melting in Snoqualmie so I'm moving my adventuring to the Tatoosh. The goal was to camp under the stars, scout out the Fuhrer Finger from afar, and ride some short laps around Castle and Pinnacle.

The snow is looking good for a ski traverse of the Tatoosh Range. Who's coming with me?

 

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Long hair don't care

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Saddle between castle and pinnacle

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Castle south face

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Dropping in to castle south face

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Fun little drop from left side of the castle south face. I triggered a little sluff

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Unicorn is looking good

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Heading home

Looks like a gorgeous day! Any idea how far down Steven's Canyon road is open?


I didn't drive past the Pinnacle Peak Trailhead, but it looked open as far as Bench Lake TH


Excellent TR and photos. 😀

It has been a couple years since my last tour in the area.


Any wet avy concern on the S Face of Castle or pretty consolidated? What time was corn o'clock? Thanks for the report!


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