Located in the picturesque North Cascades National Park, Eldorado Peak is Fred Beckey’s “Queen of the Cascade River”. The summit’s craggy profile, remoteness, and knife edge summit combine to remind hikers of the Himalayas.
Join me for my annual trip to a stunning area. We’ll depart Seattle Friday after work and camp at a spot along Cascade River Road. On Saturday, we’ll get an early start to ensure we hopefully snag some of the great campsites at the base of the East Ridge. After setting up camp, we’ll rest, eat dinner and then head off for the summit around 7:15 p.m. The summit is only 45 to 60 minutes from camp. Once on top, we’ll enjoy the alpenglow on the surrounding peaks before heading back to camp. On Sunday, we’ll take leisurely stroll back to the car, stop for lunch and ice cream on the way home. Instructor Angie Kuhn is joining. Room for 8 more.