A quick trip up the Cosley-Houston
I was looking for a partner for Colfax Peak and Bill P was able to get out of some commitments elsewhere so we could leave Saturday at noon. This put us at the Hogsback camp before dark so we could take a good look at the route up the glacier. This turned out to be a good thing...
We ended up doing the route behind another party so it took a couple of hours longer than I would have liked but the weather was good and once we'd got started neither of us were too cold.
This isn't in any of the popular guidebooks but the route and descent are pretty straightforward. It's really only two short ice steps, although the first one is steeper than it looks. As always in Washinton it's really more about the condition of the ice, which is never great.