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Nancyann
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PostWed Jun 19, 2019 2:15 pm 
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Nice pics of a beautiful area, Rich P, thanks to you and your fellow WTA trail crew members for all your hard work!
Drove up a paint-scratcher of a road to the Top Lake Trail, which traverses through a very recent burn on Shoofly Mountain.

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The trail hasnít been maintained lately, but goes through some scenic terrain to a pretty lake near the PCT. No mosquitos at the lake yet, but pretty annoying on the way back down at the end of the day.

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PostWed Jun 19, 2019 4:46 pm 
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Top Pear and Peach.  I don't remember that road being brushy@?@?@?@?@?

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PostThu Jun 20, 2019 8:54 am 
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midweek Wednesday at Rainier Nat'l Park.  Nice and uncrowded, beautiful day, one minute sunny and warm, the next windy and cold.


celebrating the 9th anniversary of renewing our vows at our 20th...so 29 all together, the same day as her parent's 64th.

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PostSat Jun 22, 2019 7:47 pm 
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Went on a short hike up to the high point (5560+) on Polallie Ridge. Wildflowers were excellent. The short ridge hike to the high point was very nice. The high peaks to the north stayed in the clouds. Iím sure they would look great on a clear day from this area.

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PostFri Jun 28, 2019 11:34 am 
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Caroline Lake, Monday, June 24

My youngest daughter and I hiked to Caroline Lake via the Eightmile Creek and Trout Lake Trails on Monday.  We got a late start, and didn't get to the Eightmile Trailhead until noon.  The Eightmile Trail is in great shape--just a few muddy spots and one blowdown to step over.  The bugs weren't bad on the way up.  There were a few at Little Eightmile Lake, but nothing to complain about.

The climb from Little Eightmile to Lake Caroline is as steep as it looks on the map, and it's a South facing slope.  I was glad it was June and not August, and thankful for a few clouds and a nice breeze to help keep us cool.  The wildflowers and views made the hot climb more than worthwhile, though.  The flowers are really popping right now.  I don't recall seeing so many kinds of wild flowers on one hike in the Alpine Lakes.  We saw two different kinds of wild roses.
Lake Caroline is a gorgeous lake.  My daughter was pretty beat by the time we got to the lake, so we had lunch on a rocky plateau on the North side of the lake and then headed home.  I'll definitely be back to see Little Caroline though.

The bugs got progressively worse on the way down to Little Eightmile, and peaked around that lake.  They were significantly worse than they were on the way up, but still not that bad.

It was a great trip.  I've got some pictures, but I need to get set up so I can share photos here.  None for this trip report.
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PostFri Jun 28, 2019 11:40 pm 
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Got up to cooper couple days back. Little overnight type deal. Got to the trailhead saturday bout 3pm but party members were sleeping in the cars till about 3:45 so didn't start eatin' ground till 4 or whatever.

Couple mountain houses apiece. Several beers. You could hear wrappers crinkling from the tents after bed time. Ended up seein' 1 or 2am myself.

Next day everyone emerged from tents at various times, sat around in the campsite making mountain houses till last party member finally stepped out about 4pm and had their mountain house. Rick had a cig then it was time to start hanging out for the day but then I pushed to pack up. Gettin' late! Huck back down. Leisurely pace. Got the car around 7.

Hit Zeke's HARD. Everyone got a heavy bag, some went multiple burgers. Think we did about 8 miles and 2k on the weekend so guys were famished.

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PostMon Jul 01, 2019 7:17 pm 
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Little Caroline lake.

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PostTue Jul 09, 2019 10:44 am 
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The trail hasnít been maintained lately, but goes through some scenic terrain to a pretty lake near the PCT. No mosquitos at the lake yet, but pretty annoying on the way back down at the end of the day.

We backpacked to Top Lake a couple years ago in a (successful) attempt at solitude. The green valley along the trail on the way in--you show a view of it though in person it is more dramatic--is so impressive. It seemed like the greenest place I'd ever seen.
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PostTue Jul 09, 2019 10:51 am 
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Spent the long holiday weekend in the eastern Okanogan. Longer hikes were curtailed by thunderstorms, so we ended up doing more back road exploring than hiking. Some of the views reminded me of Vermont--similar shape mountains, and granite--except for pines/firs instead of hardwoods.

Pipsessewa Trail, from the Bonaparte Lake Campground. A 4 mile RT hike to a view. The campground was full but not a single person was on the trail.


Tunk Mountain Lookout, and view from. It's a long drive up to this (staffed) lookout. Our crossover did fine though it was slow going at the end.

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PostTue Jul 09, 2019 7:59 pm 
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Rainy Lake (the Middle Fork Snoqualmie one) 7/9/2019

This really was a tough one. Trail not too hard too follow.
There are rip huckleberries around 2000' elevation. Saw a black bear right along the trail eating them. Ran into each other again on the way down. The creek noise masked my approach so we ended up scaring the chit out each other. Twice.
I clocked 7.5 miles using Gaia Earth. 5 hours round trip.
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PostWed Jul 10, 2019 6:56 am 
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After hiking in the Swiss Alps for a week, I was desperate for an alpine meadow fix. The Cady Ridge Trail up to Lake Sally Ann on the PCT came to mind and was the perfect solution. It was a good workout at 14 miles round trip, but the cool temps made for pleasant travel.
Still a few minor snow patches and a ways to go before peak wildflower season, but no bugs!
Cady Ridge Trail 7/5/19
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Lake Sally Ann 7/5/19
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Two people camped at the lake and met a thru hiking pair coming down from Canada who said snow travel wasn't a problem because there was a bootpath to follow.
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PostThu Jul 11, 2019 4:23 am 
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Had a great hike in the Chiwaukums last week. Never saw another person, there were a few bugs but not enough to put spray on. It's pleasant to find a hike where LNT can be practiced even by the animals.
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PostTue Jul 16, 2019 1:04 pm 
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I've been up to Enjar several times but have always wanted to check out the Cascade River Rd side of the Snowking mountain area. I was always intimidated due to the steepness of the trail and my overall fitness or lack thereof. I'm glad I finally went and checked it out, but 'the steeps' whooped me hard. LOL
Sad to say I didn't make it all the way up, but at least I know now what I need to do to make it up there...
IDK what people are going to do once the bridge completely falls down. That is a pretty steep ravine...

Kindy route, Snowking
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PostTue Jul 16, 2019 2:30 pm 
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Hey slave,  how much road walk is involved before you get to the 'trail'?

Thanks!
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PostTue Jul 16, 2019 5:02 pm 
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Thanks for the report slave524, always wanted to check out that side of Snowking.

Hey your name wouldn't happen to be Gene or Dean would it?
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