Any mountain small or large which has a trail all the way to the summit. This would include some easy mountains and some difficult mountains. Not included would be any mountain requiring technical rock climbing or snow/ice climbing. An example of an easy mountain would be Hamilton Mountain in Columbia Gorge. A hard mountain might be Eagle Cap in the Wallowa Mountains which is ten miles each way with four thousand feet of elevation gain and with one night on the trail. And of course the time of year for any mountain would be after the snow had melted off the trail.
We will start at Cloud Cap and hike up the East Moraine of Eliot Glacier. Then we will go over to the stone hut and on up to Cooper Spur. On Cooper Spur we will continue up to about 8750' elevation with excellent views of the crevasses on Eliot Glacier. It can be cool and windy so bring extra clothing. Total hike distance is about 8 miles and elevation gain is about 3000'. Drive distance is 90 miles each way and a suggested donation to drivers is $10. Each vehicle will need a Northwest Forest pass or equivalent. The last 9 miles on Cloud Cap Road is rough but was not a problem even for my compact Ford today. Meet in the overflow lot of the Gateway Transit Center Park and Ride. This lot is on the south side of the TC at the end of Pacific St. The junction of Pacific St. and 99th Ave. has a four way stop. Go to the end of Pacific St. and bear left into the overflow lot. My car will have a piece of orange plastic on top. If you go to the covered parking garage where other hikes meet you will be left behind.