Occasional views to the south as I climbed began to reveal the snowy larger mountains in the distant Alpine Lakes Wilderness where I usually hike.
I walked a quarter-mile or so across a snowfield near the summit, a dirty and hard-packed remnant of winter before the shade gives way to rocky and sunny ground.
The last of the snow.
From the summit at 5028 ft, this view to the north of the Wild Sky Wilderness and beyond to volcano Mt. Baker.
There was so little breeze that I had my breakfast upon the true summit, boiling water for hot chocolate and gazing around and around.
The monochromatic skies were filled with lenticular clouds, here to the east over Stevens Pass.
This was my view to the west, Mt. Index prominent in the background on the right.
Switchback through the parkland below the snow.
And another switchback.
Lots of little streams, chirruping waters.
Here's a collection of video from this hike. Be sure to use full-screen and HD!