|Best months for climbing:||Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle|
Thanks to Stefan Feller for adding this peak.
Dave and Mike B. already headed out at 7:15 while the rest of us left at 7:45. We headed up the Downey Creek trail to about 1760' and up the ridge to the ENE. The ridge went great. We encounter some down trees, which were no problem to go around. At ~3200' the snow covered the ground. We made great time and we met up with Dave and MikeB about 1200' feet below the summit. We came to the steep area as indicated by the map, it went without problem. Mitch was envious of my plan to do Pilot. We were making such great progress, he was ready to join me in going to Pilot. He talked to MikeB to have him call home to say he would be late. We reached the summit of Downey Mtn at 11:30. We enjoyed wonderfully clear skies breath-taking views. We identified countless surrounding peaks. Glacier and Dome were in full beauty in front of us. 4/24/99.
Thanks to Stefan Feller for this description.