Dickerman mountain - 5760'
Mike Lewis and I decided to make the hike up Mount Dickerman since it was a beautiful day and neither of us were looking to get too crazy. There were a few other cars at the trailhead to our surprise since it was like a Tuesday. The trail was very easy to walk on up until around 3,000 feet in elevation, then the snow depth gradually increased. We reached the flat area where the trees began to thin out and here the snow depth increased a lot. Perhaps 4 feet deep but there was a decent trench all the way to within 500 feet of the summit, where we had to for the most part break our own trail. Views of Big 4 Mountain got better and better as we ascended. Once on the summit, the view in every direction was spectacular. Sloan Peak and Glacier Peak were visible to the east with Big 4 dominating the view south. Del Campo and Columbia Peak were visible to the southeast. To the north we could see Mount Pugh, Three Fingers, Mount Baker, and Mount Forgotten. What a beautiful place. The hike back was very quick and painless. Passed by many people headed up! I couldn't believe how many people were in blue jeans, tennis shoes and no gloves.