Yesterday, for Project Explore Washington, we drove the Mountain Loop Highway and took a couple of hikes.
This is Whitehorse Mountain, seen from Hwy 530 as we headed east toward Darrington. From this view, we all said, "Why is it called Whitehorse Mountain? It seriously looks nothing like a horse."
Then we got to Darrington, and we said, "Oh. That's why. I can see the horse." Can you see it? I'm guessing that in winter, it's, you know, probably white. It's 6,563 feet tall.
This is White Chuck Mountain, as seen from White Chuck Overlook on Mountain Loop Highway. This is actually one of the taller peaks on the drive, at 6,989 feet.
I think this is a ridge between Mount Forgotten and the Twin Peaks. It is not named on my topo, but it's 5,662 nonetheless. I took this pic from Forest Service Road 49, looking southwest. I got to hang out the truck window and dangle my arm through the ladder rack to get this shot. The boys were duly impressed with my acrobatic abilities.
I'm not exactly sure, but I think that's Lewis Peak (5,608) to the right, and Del Campo Peak (6,610) behind it to the left.
This is Hall Peak, which rests at the other end of a gigantic saddle that joins it to Big Four Mountain. It's 5,484 feet tall.
This is Stillaguamish Peak. It's 5,351 feet tall and looks spectacular in the setting sun.
So... this is called Big Four Mountain (elev. 6,200). I might be going out on a limb here, but... I see five. So... that's confusing. In the interest of helping me move on with my life, I have determined that the number four refers to the saddles between the five peaks. Those sure are four big saddles.
I'm pretty sure this is Sheep Mountain, which stands 6,165 feet tall. But I could be totally wrong.