Ruth Mountain, North Cascades
Summer 20002

Dan, Kevin, and I climbed this peak a few times. We also didn't climb it a few times, despite our attempts.
This peak is a classic one for us. It has a spectacular view of Shuksan, Nooksack Cirque, the Pickets, Icy Peak, etc., etc.
We would later return to Mt Ruth and bivy on the summit!
This particular climb was pretty typical, fun, and a good learning experience for some green mountaineers.
We camped at Hannegan Pass and did the climb in two days. It's not a hard climb, and no gruelling approach (well, maybe a little bit).
I highly recommend this one to anyone in the Bellingham area who is looking for a fun couple fo days without technical challenges.