Wenatchee is the largest city of Chelan County, located in North Central Washington and lies on the west side of the Columbia River. The city is also known as the Apple Capital of the world, due to the valley's many apple cultivations.
Buck Mountain is located in the Central Cascades and is the second higher peak on Chiwawa Ridge. The top elevation of the summit stands at 8528ft/2599m high and is suitable for climbing from mid June through late Fall.
In order to approach Buck Mountain, there are two routes starting from the same parking lot. The easiest route is to hike up Trinity Trail, or follow Napeequa River Trail which is a longer route. If you chose Trinity Trail, it would lead you to the Southeast Route and the West Shoulder Route that are less technical, but a good physical condition is important.
Buck Mountain has wide open slopes and amazing snowfields under the three main summits, offering an exciting mountain climbing experience. The Northeast face can be combined with rock climbing, but a steep snow gully ends the route. Once you reach the top, you can admire breathtaking views of the surrounding summits and the alpine nature. If you visit the mountain in early season, take an ice axe and crampons with you.