Base of the East Slide
There are no real guidelines here to follow as you ascend the slide. At the base you will be scrambling over the debris that slid down the mountain in 1990. When I say debris I mean house size boulders and piles of trees. You'll be scrambling over this or through the trees around this following the slide for about a mile or so until you reach the scraped bedrock higher up on the mountain. From that point on your calves are going to scream as you ascend the slide. Near the top you will have to make your way through some thick brush for just a short ways until you are at the summit. My advice is to follow the side of the slide for safety and in the winter you will definitely need to have crampons, an ice axe and EXPERIENCE before attempting this. The pictures here are from my winter ascent of this slide. The one of the climber is onthe way to the slide debris at the base when he fell in a hole. The others are a progression of the climb. As you can see it is steep! I've added captions so you know what you are looking at.