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New Life List: Bag a Remote Peak

Stand alone atop Washington's Glacier Peak--a summit that others rarely see, let alone climb.

RESOURCES Getting there From Darrington, Washington, follow the Mountain Loop Hwy. (FR 20) 16 miles, then turn left onto FR 49. Continue four miles to trailhead 649 at Sloan Creek Campground. Guidebook Cascade Alpine Guide Vol. 2, by Fred Beckey ($35; Maps Green Trails Sloan Peak 111 and Glacier Peak 112 ($6; Contact (425) 783-6000;

The East Ridge of Montana’s 12,799-foot Granite Peak entails class 4 scrambling. And just reaching the East Beartooth-Absaroka summit requires an 11.1-mile approach. (406) 446-2103;

Top 13,745-foot Fremont Peak in Wyoming’s Wind River Range on a class 3 climb up its west face. Camp in Indian Basin, 14 miles from Elkhart Park trailhead. (307) 739-5500;

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