However, now my son is almost seven years old and over fifty pounds. So, we learned this weekend that Mt. Catherine has snow still too, just like Mt. Pilchuck. Based on this in person learning, we decided we will not hike at altitudes over 4000 ft. unless we wish to yet again tramp down a mountain with a child screaming, "CARRY ME!" My husband has a nice cave hike picked out for next weekend which won't have nearly as lovely a view, but should be much gentler on the ear drums.