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yahmus
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PostMon Aug 18, 2008 8:17 pm 
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Mom's self portrait
Mom's self portrait

My Mom had just gotten back from 4 months in Haiti and wanted to go hiking so my brother and I took her down by Mt. Adams for a little dayhike up the Indian Heaven trail.
Trail Head
Trail Head

We left Kennewick at 6:30 AM to get an early start on the 3 1/2 hour drive.  None of us had been hiking in the Adams area before and we were excited to check it out. 
Mom and Todd
Mom and Todd

After stopping at the ranger station to ask advice on where to go, we decided on the Indian Heaven trail out of Cultus Creek.  As we pulled into the parking area at the trail head we were greeted by some misting rain showers, but thankfully they stopped shortly after we started hiking.
Bro's at trailhead
Bro's at trailhead

The trail was fairly steep to start and we rested often on the way up.  (We're all a little out of shape shakehead.gif )
Trail to viewpoint
Trail to viewpoint

The trail opened up and ended up having some awesome views... although Adams was socked in.  We hiked just past Deep Lake to Cultus lake and stopped to have lunch.  Some nasty clouds were rolling in so we decided to head back down to the car.
Nice View
Nice View
Dang that's a long drop!
Dang that's a long drop!
Snacking at view spot
Snacking at view spot

We ended up stopping at this little bridge just outside of White Salmon and watched rafters go over this narly little drop off.  Was pretty sweet.
Class 4 on White Salmon
Class 4 on White Salmon
Bro's
Bro's
Mom and Todd over White Salmon River
Mom and Todd over White Salmon River
Todd
Todd
Wind shield at Cultus Lake
Wind shield at Cultus Lake
TL in the gaitors
TL in the gaitors
Nice trail
Nice trail
Slim, Smokie, & TL
Slim, Smokie, & TL
Mom and Todd @ Falls
Mom and Todd @ Falls
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PostMon Aug 18, 2008 10:19 pm 
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That is really nice seeing families who continue to get out together.  I hope my son still wants to hike with me when he is older.
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