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JimK
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PostTue Jul 09, 2019 10:31 pm 
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On Sunday Gary, John, and I headed over Chinook Pass for a hike up Mt. Aix. Pea soup fog at the pass then just a high overcast. Eight cars at the trailhead though we only passed four groups and one guy who came later passed us. The trail is in good shape. A number of trees down in the first few miles but none were a problem to get over. One couple camped near the 4 mile marker. We met them near their camp as they were coming down from the summit.

There is a snow patch in the usual spot where we turned east towards Aix. It was pretty small already. That was it for snow on the trail. Under the summit we took the short cut scramble route. A short 1/8th of a mile gaining 300'. We had the summit to ourselves for just over an hour. No views of Rainier or Adams but all the closer peaks were in sight.

We descended the north side on the old trail and followed it over the ridge and back to our route coming in. There is still a big snow patch on the north side but one can glissade it or go around.

A fun trip at 11.7 miles with 4500' of gain. Traffic was lighter going home than on most non holiday Sundays.

My full trip report with 42 photos is at:  Mt. Aix Report & Photos

Here are a few photos:

Cloudy To The West
Cloudy To The West
Wallflower
Wallflower
Snow & Mt. Aix
Snow & Mt. Aix
Scramble Route
Scramble Route
Heading Back
Heading Back
Us On The Summit
Us On The Summit
Gary & Gary
Gary & Gary

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PostWed Jul 10, 2019 9:27 pm 
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JimK wrote:
Gary & Gary
Gary & Gary

This proves you didn't make the summit -- check out the sun shadows!






apologies to moon hoax believers, but you know you're crazy, right?

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PostFri Jul 12, 2019 8:34 am 
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Spreading Phlox, Wallflower, and Mt Aix
Spreading Phlox, Wallflower, and Mt Aix
Jim & Nelson Ridge
Jim & Nelson Ridge
Gary on the Summit Scramble
Gary on the Summit Scramble
Fleabane on Mt Aix Summit
Fleabane on Mt Aix Summit
Odd Circular Feature on Hillside
Odd Circular Feature on Hillside
Jim making an Important Point
Jim making an Important Point

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kitya
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PostFri Jul 12, 2019 9:22 am 
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Circular feature is truly odd!
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PostFri Jul 12, 2019 4:30 pm 
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kitya wrote:
Circular feature is truly odd!

We were so clueless about it that we were limited to debating whether it was the letter O or the number 0.  confused.gif

Here it is in context (ridge in middle distance, just right of closer ridge high point):

View from Mt Aix Summit
View from Mt Aix Summit

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