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
This is Split Rock and Mount Adams on PCT near Old Snowy Mountain in the Goat Rocks Wilderness.
Split rock is much bigger than I thought it would be. I'm guessing four or five stories tall.
Seen this a few times before, nice to see it in person.
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 near top of Pacific Crest Trail high route on Old Snowy Mountain in the Goat Rocks Wilderness in Washington State.
Blank sign near the top of Old Snowy.
View From Old Snowy
View From Old Snowy
Views from near the top of Old Snowy.
This is the top of Old Snowy taken from the upper PCT route that avoids crossing the Packwood Glacier. September 14 2008
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, and Hawkeye point.
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.
Panorama from near the top of Old Snowy Mountain in the Goat Rocks Wilderness in Washington State.
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.
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