Winchester Mountain Lookout is situated 4 miles northeast of Shuksan Campground. From its day use picnic and swimming area and boat ramp the views of Mount Baker (10,781') and Mount Shuksan (9,131') are simply stunning. Indeed, it is not uncommon to see a line of tripods pointed at the peak on clear days. Mount Shuksan is situated on the northwestern edge of the famed North Cascades National Park in Washington and is a mere 10 miles east of neighbor Mount Baker.The world record holder for annual snowfall – the Mount Baker Ski Area – is actually located on the flanks of Mount Shuksan.It is a massive and complex mountain and is often compared to the Weisshorn of the Swiss Alps.
Originally added by Rachel Davidson. Photo: Khaufle, CC BY-SA 3.0. Text and Photography by Scott Kranz. In fact, our team of five was the only party on the mountain that day. Mount Shuksan’s complex structure and its distinct summit pyramid lure tourists and climbers alike. Come morning, we woke up to beautiful blue skies and, of course, a warm sun rising over Mount Shuksan to our east.
Whether you are looking for an easier ramble in a spectacular setting, or a challenging long rock or ice route, Shuksan has something to offer for every mountaineer. It stands as one of the finest mountaineering objectives in the range, requiring a variety of alpine climbing techniques. Tuesday 04.14.15 Posted by … Mount Shuksan; Made my first attempt on my favorite mountain....the beautiful Shuksan via the Sulphide Glacier Route. Shuksan via The Sulphide Glacier Route. Climb Mt. Basic snow and glacier climbing skills lead the climber across the mighty Sulfide Glacier until we reach the exciting rock summit pyramid. Climb the Crown Jewel of the North Cascades up to 9,131 ft. for stunning mountain views, challenging rock and ice climbing, and vertigo-inducing heights. 16 Miles Total - 6600 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail Save Review Upload. Scrambling and Glaciers: How to Climb Mount Shuksan’s Fisher Chimneys Route angelatravels , October 16, 2019 Bike to Hike: an Overnight Trip to Three Fingers Lookout The historical Winchester Lookout, located in the North Cascades in the U.S. state of Washington, provides views of the Northern Picket Range, Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan, Mount Larrabee, and Canadian peaks. Mount Shuksan (9,127’) is an immense and aesthetically magnificent mountain, the most iconic in the North Cascades. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the Kulshan Campground itself. The Mount Baker ski area provides a perfect view of and easy access to the north side of Shuksan.
Going mid-week in the early season, we had no problems getting a camping permit at the Sedro-Wooley Ranger Station.