Historic Sourdough Mountain

Where: North Cascades National Park, Washington
When: July 2009
Partners: DB

Approaching Sourdough's historic fire lookout

Ever since my fascination with Jack Kerouac led me to the top of Desolation Peak in 2001, I'd been eager to bag the other historic "Beat" lookouts of the North Cascades. Sauk came after Desolation, then finally, DB and I trudged the 5,100 feet of gain to the top of Phil Whalen's Sourdough. Only Crater Mountain awaits now!
Departing Sourdough as Jack Mountain watches