Between the Chilliwack River and Ross Lake is the highest and most glaciated segment of the international border. The Western Chilliwack Range lies between the upper Chilliwack River and Ross Lake, separated from the Pickett Range by Ross Pass.
North Cascades National Park preserves all the main summits; Bear Mountain (7,931ft, 2,418m), Mount Redoubt (8,969ft, 2,734m), Southeast Mox Peak (8,509ft, 2,594m), and icy Mount Spickard (8,879ft, 2,706m).
The shorter British Columbia approach starts with logging roads up Depot Creek, then a rough trail around a brushy headwall guarding the alpine zone, followed by crossing the Redoubt Glacier. See the map in the photos.
Has 911 changed the ease of access up the logging roads and rough trail of Depot Creek? Road closures and/or lack of trail maintenance may be changing this approach for the worse. Comments by anyone who has recent knowledge would be appreciated.
BRITISH COLOMBIA APPROACHA vehicle for logging roads, brushy talus, climbing next to a waterfall, glacier travel, steep snow, and exposed third class near the summit characterize the Canadian approach via Depot Creek and Redoubt Glacier.NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK APPROAHESAny American approaches replace glacier travel with more backpacking and bushes. From Bear Lake, the Southern Route of Mt Redoubt avoids crevasses and is just snow and exposed scrambling. Unfortunately, hiking...[more]Browse More Classics in International