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North America, United States, Washington, Cascade Mountains, Vega Peak

Vega Peak. This peak lies directly north of Morning Star Peak, and is prominently seen from Barlow Pass. Paul Williams, Klindt Vielbig and I had come to attempt it on the morning of September 4. Taking the Sunrise Mine trail from the Mountain Loop Highway we went up to the cabin and then faced the dismal prospect of clambering over and through the soaking-wet brush that now dominates the section of the trail going to the basin under Sperry Peak. Here we had a fine view of our peak and plugged on up to the base of a gully leading to the ridge just below the final summit. The gully went well, with a chockstone and moist walls giving a little excitement. From the notch we scrambled up to the top.

Tony Hovey