Freedom Peak (aka Little Navaho)

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Only 10 days after climbing Navaho Peak, I returned with two friends, Rena and Randy, to tackle its sister peak to the southeast. Freedom Peak (or Little Navaho as it’s sometimes called) isn’t particularly technical. Some off-trail navigation and ice ax skills are helpful. Otherwise this is a mellow adventure in the Teanaway area of Washington.

In May, the first part of the off-trail travel is mostly snow free. It just takes time and endurance to work your way up the steep slopes.

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At the saddle between Navaho and Freedom Peak, we finally found consistent snow. It was solid, and just soft enough for step-kicking. Goldilocks would approve. From here we could look back and get our first view of Navaho, too.

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The summit shot when you have Stewart in the background is always a good one!

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