Pugh Mountain via trail

This peak has a trail all the way to the top, originally built to access a lookout that used to be on the peak. The trail is hiker-friendly to the start of the ridge past Stujack Pass. On the ridge the trail becomes somewhat scrambly and a bit exposed at times. Views on the ridge are awesome, particularly surprising to me were the views of the summit which sprang into sight fully formed when we turned a corner. We're climbing that? But the trail (built in part by dynamite) wends its way up and around the summit in a somewhat trail-like way.

The summit had awesome views, Mount Rainier to the south, Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan to the north, up-front views of Glacier Peak and Sloan Peak, White Chuck Mountain looking impressive to the north, and a host of other peaks. It was a wonderful summit to spend a leisurely hour in the sun.

Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.