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Andy D.
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PostMon Sep 15, 2008 4:27 pm 
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My dad and I got together for a trip to climb some peaks in the Chinook Pass area. Couldn't have asked for better weather. Saturday we bushwhacked up Dewey Creek and headed for Dewey Peak. We surprised some elk amongst the slide alder; they must have been less than 50' away.
lupine & Naches Peak
lupine & Naches Peak
Dewey Pk
Dewey Pk
Dewey Pk summit
Dewey Pk summit
Dewey Pk
Dewey Pk
elk hangout
elk hangout

We followed the ridge on up toward the summit, which was an exposed and very loose 75' scramble.
ledge & summit
ledge & summit
Beckey class 3, seemed more like 4
Beckey class 3, seemed more like 4
Dewey Lake & Tahtlum Pk
Dewey Lake & Tahtlum Pk
dad on summit
dad on summit
pano1
pano1

From the summit we could hear elk bugling down below and in a large meadow there were half a dozen of them chasing each other around in circles and splashing through the water. Then they took off for a small lake and went for a swim.
elk in meadow
elk in meadow
elk in lake
elk in lake

We carefully made our way down (should have had a rope) and we headed over and up Seymour Peak as well. We got there just as the sun was ducking behind Rainier, then we made our way back down to camp near the lakes.
dad on rock outcrop
dad on rock outcrop
Dewey Pk from Seymour
Dewey Pk from Seymour

Sunday morning we got up and checked out the lakes, then headed up Tahtlum Pk for a fine view of Rainier and the surrounding area. There were quite a few dayhikers on the PCT visiting Dewey Lake.
nice game trail
nice game trail
Tahtlum & smaller lake
Tahtlum & smaller lake
Dewey Pk & lakes
Dewey Pk & lakes
rainier
rainier
rainier
rainier
pano1
pano1
pano2
pano2
Dewey Lake & hikers
Dewey Lake & hikers

We went back down to the lake and had a nice chilly swim, then we hiked out. Very fun trip in an area I don't get to very often. ~8.5 miles
route map
route map
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PostMon Sep 15, 2008 4:51 pm 
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what fun to do some hiking, swimming, and climbing with your dad! up.gif

elk bugling! lucky you......

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Schmidt Altitude
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PostMon Sep 15, 2008 5:11 pm 
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nice trip and report.  dude liked the panos  up.gif.

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PostMon Sep 15, 2008 5:31 pm 
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Nice pic of Rainier! The red dirt below 10K, sorta shiny white above 10K look is really pronounced ... and the Fryingpan Gl is showing more "skin" there than I think I have ever seen in a picture other than the one in Brown Fred.
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