“Without a rival as the crown peak in the central Cascades of Washington, Mount Stuart has been pronounced the single greatest mass of exposed granite in the United States…its northern and eastern faces are the alpine climax of the Wenatchee Mountains. They make a powerful impact on first sight…The mountaineering problems are magnified by the mountain’s massive dimensions and its complexity.” Excerpted from “Cascade Alpine Guide – Climbing and High Routes – Columbia River to Stevens Pass, Second Edition” by Fred Beckey.
Be back tomorrow!
Isn’t it getting kind of cold in the mountains up there?
Yes it is. I was punching through thigh-deep snow this morning up near the summit.