As I am sure this is true with many others here, but my goal is to eventually work my way up to the big mountains such as Denali. I am an Eagle Scout and have been very familiar with the outdoors for most of my life with a great deal of winter experience. I feel like I have been hiking smaller mountains all of my life (3500' and below), even though I just recently soloed Washington. My goal for this summer is to complete the 48 4ker's and possibly some other peaks in the surrounding area.
What are normally the best mountains to work towards after Washington? I have heard many summiting Kilimanjaro early in their climbing careers, but I am not sure if this is the best "big" mountain to start on.
I guess I am just trying to refocus my near goals after climbing Washington. Any advice?