Glacier Pk. / Mt. Pilchuck

Every spring I try to climb and ski Mt. Pilchuck at least once a week after work. It's a 40 min. drive to the parking lot from my school, then an easy 1.5 -2 hour climb to the summit. The east gully off the top is a steep drop, then a short climb puts us on top of the "Ice Cream Ridge," which is our name for the smooth rolling ridge on the east side of the north face. A last climb out of the drainage, and some scrappy tree skiing, gets us back to the car around 7 p.m. Every time I do it I thank my lucky stars that I live and work in such an incredible place.

Summit Evening

Summit Gully

Summit Gully

Summit Gully

Don't fall Jon!

Fun in da sun

Ice Cream Ridge

Climb to Ice Cream Ridge


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"Ice Cream Ridge"


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Glacier Pk. / Mt. Pilchuck