Mt. Shuksan Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Mt. Shuksan is considered by many to be the most beautiful and picturesque mountain in the Cascade Range. Arêtes and chaotic hanging glaciers coexist with immense snowfields that blanket the slopes leading up to the famed summit pyramid. In just 3 miles, the northern face drops almost 8000 feet to the North Fork Nooksack River. Additionally, Mt. Shuksan is the only nonvolcanic peak in Washington whose summit rises more than 3000 feet above treeline. On the broad southern flank lies the Sulphide Glacier, the largest ice mass on the peak. The Curtis Glacier graces the western face while the Price Glacier on the northeast flank is the steepest, with a huge icefall. The satellite peaks of Nooksack Tower, Jagged Ridge, and Cloudcap Peak are impressive, though not highly prominent amid the surrounding terrain."