"Three Fingers is on the Boulder River-Squire Creek Divide 7 mi. SW of Darrington, and consists of contact metamorphosed sandstones and slates intruded on the E by Granodiorite. Well-named, its three peaks and western glacier are an unmistakable sight from the Puget Sound Basin. The mountain is unique in that it can bee seen from many North Cascade summits, and from diverse locations as Sultan and Victoria--certainly it must have been a landmark to early navigators, surveyors, and settlers. To the Indians the peak was Queest Alb. The Three Fingers Glacier drains NW into Boulder River, which flows through one of the last virgin timbered valleys in this section. From the ridge saddle E of the three Craig Lakes, a face and buttress rise steeply to the glacier segment that hangs horizontally at about 450 ft beneath the North Peak. The south Peak’s S slope holds a high perennial triangular snowfield. The E face of the Three Fingers is a 2000-ft sheer wall of evil appearance that has not attracted climbers. The consensus is that the South Peak was the highest by several ft before about 15 ft of its crown was blasted in 1931 to make space for the lookout cabin; the Middle Peak is slightly lower and of less interest."
--Cascade Alpine Guide (Fred Beckey)