Location: Pasayten Wilderness, near Mazama, WA
Distance: 6+ miles
Elevation: 1000+ feet
Highest Point: 6900 feet
The notorious Hart Pass Road (FR 5400) to Slate peak is the highest public road in Washington state, and likely the most spine chilling; however, it provides gateway to several highly acclaimed trails including Windy Pass.
Unfortunately, the cloudy weather in the valley turned into fog and drizzle in the mountains as I drove up to Slate Peak (7400 feet) first.
I drove back down 1/4 mile, on a very rough surface, to Windy Pass TH.
I did not reach Windy Pass as weather turning more inclement and retreated at 3+ mile mark.