This is my climbing partner, Dan Azer, leading the first pitch of the famous 5.6 Beckey Route on Liberty Bell in the North Cascades. As we geared up for the climb, a family of mountain goats approached us – looking for food and, particularly, ‘salt.’
This photo was selected from more than 750 entries as an Editor’s Favorite in the Washington Trails Association’s Northwest Exposure photo contest. Learning The Ropes will be featured in the January/February edition of Washington Trails magazine.
WTA’s photo contest promotes Washington’s wonderful hiking destinations and the importance of advocating for these wild lands.