Bandera Mountain

Bandera Mountain is a one of the many peaks in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness off of I-90. It’s a pretty quick drive from Seattle to the trailhead so I decided to drive over after work and try to catch a sunset near the summit. The trail is a little under 8 miles and gains about 3000ft of elevation, which is fairly standard for the peaks in the area. The start is at the Ira Springs Trailhead, which is also the starting point for several other hikes in the area including Mason Lake, Mount Defiance, and Putrid Pete’s Peak.