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Tag Man
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PostTue Sep 16, 2008 8:47 am 
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Looking at my pictures from last weekend I feel like such the tourist. Almost every one I have already seen from someone elses camera and point of view. Still the trip was awesome, and I can't wait until my next Goat Rocks adventure. I'm not sure of the mileage but I'm guessing between 13 and 15 miles. about 3200' gain. 8 hours
Split Rock
Split Rock

Split rock is much bigger than I thought it would be. I'm guessing four or five stories tall.

Funky Rock
Funky Rock

Seen this a few times before, nice to see it in person.

Yelverton Shelter
Yelverton Shelter

Yelverton shelter, or whats left of it. Curiously right behind the shelter is another one that I'm guessing is a memorial to the memorial. More like a cairn that someone decided wasn't big enough so they decided to turn it into a house.

Blank Sign at top of Upper PCT Route
Blank Sign at top of Upper PCT Route

Blank sign near the top of Old Snowy.

View From Old Snowy
View From Old Snowy
View From Old Snowy
View From Old Snowy

Views from near the top of Old Snowy.

Top of Old Snowy
Top of Old Snowy

Old Snowy. I didn't feel like climbing to the top. The view was good enough for me from the high point of the trail, plus I was solo so this was as far as I went.

Goat Lake
Goat Lake

Goat Lake, and Hawkeye point.

Snow Crossing
Snow Crossing

Not too sketchy snow crossing on PCT on shoulder of Old Snowy. This is not the Packwood Glacier or Glassier as Bear Grylls would say. Maybe seventy five to a hundred yards across.

View From Old Snowy
View From Old Snowy

Money shot. Pano from near the top of Old Snowy.

The actual Snowgrass Flat eluded me again this trip. I was rushed for time however and did not galavant off trail too much. On my way back to my car, maybe a mile from the trailhead, I heard a snort and looked up to see the biggest bull elk I've ever seen (except maybe for the stuffed ones at Cabelas, but this one was close). I was not quick enough to shoot it (with my camera) before it bounded down the hillside. What a majestic animal. I'm surprised I saw it at all as some woman with a bear bell on her pack was behind me on the way down. I think the elk was probably after some salt that was, uhh, deposited on some vegetation near the trail if you know what I mean.

Go to my website to see the video panorama I shot and please sign my guestbook.

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Mount Logan
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PostTue Sep 16, 2008 11:13 pm 
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Loves it.   up.gif
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Magellan
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PostTue Sep 16, 2008 11:22 pm 
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Awesome!!  up.gif
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touron
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PostTue Sep 16, 2008 11:24 pm 
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We are all tourists on this planet. up.gif  up.gif   Nice pictures. up.gif  up.gif  up.gif

This is a cool mountain.

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geophagous
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PostWed Sep 17, 2008 6:38 am 
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We all take the same shots because they are beautiful shots, as yours attest to!

Great job!
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Tag Man
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PostWed Sep 17, 2008 8:36 am 
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Thanks for the kind words all. I really enjoyed the Goat Rocks both weekends I was there. Heres the Goat Lake report in case you missed it.

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