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PostFri Aug 21, 2009 7:39 am 
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Humpback Mountain at 1577 meters (that doesn't sound as high as 5174 feet) is the ridge you see when looking West from the summit of Silver across Annette Lake or when looking South from Granite across I-90.

It is accessed from I-90's exit 47. The forest road goes East for the Annette Lake trail head and West toward humpback. Take the left rising fork in the road, pass under the John Wayne Trail bridge to find a series of two trail heads along the same trail. We started at the higher of the two.

The trail starts on road, turns right uphill into a soft, pine needle cushioned trail under a canopy of pines. This continues until 1/3 of the way to the summit where softly curving rocks sprout from the trail. Soon the trail is all rock in the form of large, rounded stride length boulders.

Once at the summit, we encountered views of Silver's West face, Tinkham, Abiel, Annette Lake, Granite and Olallie Meadows. Few bugs tonight, but the warmth had us all dripping sweat. Craig stopped to track down one of two geocaches on the mountain and gave us a look at the contents. We stayed on the comfortable summit for quite a while enjoying the setting sun.

Along for the adventure were Larry, Malachai Constant, Yukon222, Zeusdaddy, UnnU, Jeff, Keilei(sp?), Zehpyr, Craig and Cmurph.

Silver from Humpback
Silver from Humpback
Geocache Found
Geocache Found
TNAB @ Humpback
TNAB @ Humpback
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PostFri Aug 21, 2009 7:44 am 
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DSD_3644 Silver Peak with Tinkham in distance
DSD_3644 Silver Peak with Tinkham in distance
DSD_3645 Alta and HiBox lit up
DSD_3645 Alta and HiBox lit up
DSD_3647 Sunset beginning from Humpback summit
DSD_3647 Sunset beginning from Humpback summit
DSD_3663 North Humpback summit
DSD_3663 North Humpback summit
DSD_3667 Sweeping views from Humpback Mtn
DSD_3667 Sweeping views from Humpback Mtn
DSD_3668 "Golden" Silver Peak
DSD_3668 "Golden" Silver Peak
DSD_3671 TNAB topped out on Humpback Mtn
DSD_3671 TNAB topped out on Humpback Mtn
DSD_3673 Sunset
DSD_3673 Sunset
DSD_3677 ZeusDaddy pointing the way home
DSD_3677 ZeusDaddy pointing the way home
DSD_3681 Warm sunset, light breeze and no bugs!
DSD_3681 Warm sunset, light breeze and no bugs!
DSD_3687 Humpback's rocky summit
DSD_3687 Humpback's rocky summit
DSD_3692 Another day almost gone
DSD_3692 Another day almost gone
DSD_3694 Views worth coming back for
DSD_3694 Views worth coming back for
DSD_3701 McClellan Butte thru the trees
DSD_3701 McClellan Butte thru the trees
DSD_3705 Good night...
DSD_3705 Good night...
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PostFri Aug 21, 2009 8:14 am 
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Looks good. I was planning on going, but then discovered a water leak in my front yard.  bawl.gif



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PostFri Aug 21, 2009 10:52 am 
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Almost did not make this one as I somehow hurt my knee coming down from Skyline Divide. Because of this I PreNABed it. It was muggy at the start and I noticed that someone had been working on the road a large arrow pointed to the summit route. Humpback is kind of a mini Mailbox with a mile road walk combined with a strait uphill section in the woods. The difference is mellow rocks rather than the scree of Mailbox and a couple K less gain. It went pretty fast and i soon spotted Zephyr bouncing around the summits. We waited for quite a while with the mozzies until Larry and Digger popped over the false summit.
Early Arrivals
Early Arrivals

We then spoke for a while about other hikes including the long trips up Silver from Lake Annette and the fun of hitting the Trifecta of Silver, Abiel and Tinkham. 
Silver Scree Slog
Silver Scree Slog
The Trinity
The Trinity
The Long View
The Long View
Near and Far
Near and Far

The sun popped in and out and some haze appeared with the bulk of TNABand the early alpinglow with it. 
Lost in the Haze
Lost in the Haze
Near and Far
Near and Far
Early Alpinglow
Early Alpinglow
Gold threads among the Silver
Gold threads among the Silver

It some came time to leave although a few waited for better sunset pix.
Sunset II
Sunset II
Sunset
Sunset

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PostFri Aug 21, 2009 11:27 am 
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Great pictures Yukon.  up.gif
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PostFri Aug 21, 2009 2:39 pm 
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Glad you guys had a nice sunset.  Wish I was up there, but I was lured by LakeNABbing or Lakebagging.  Plus, I was discouraged because 5 weeks ago, my view from the summit was this...
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Humpback-090714 017
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Humpback-090714 026
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Humpback-090714 028
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Humpback-090714 033
This is not the true summit
This is not the true summit

The mossy forest above 4000 feet was nice...
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Humpback-090714 057
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Humpback-090714 058
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Humpback-090714 067
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Humpback-090714 065
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Humpback-090714 062
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Humpback-090714 069
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Humpback-090714 040
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Humpback-090714 041
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Humpback-090714 010
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Humpback-090714 012
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Humpback-090714 014
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Humpback-090714 015

I did get a view of Scout Lake and I think I found the way down to it from the summit...
Scout Lake?
Scout Lake?
The way to Scout Lake?
The way to Scout Lake?
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PostFri Aug 21, 2009 2:43 pm 
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I had planed on joining you on my way back from here.
I just couldn't tear myself away from this warm and tropical lake.
What a difference a week makes.
I was crossing my fingers that you'd finally get your great sunset shots.
And you did.  up.gif  up.gif  up.gif
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Go Jo
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PostFri Aug 21, 2009 11:33 pm 
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Fantastic photos everyone, I think onetwolaughs made it up on the summit with you all as well (just below Larry).
yukon222 wrote:
DSD_3671 TNAB topped out on Humpback Mtn
DSD_3671 TNAB topped out on Humpback Mtn

TNAB Lite took another jaunt up Rattlesnake Ledge last night, hitting the upper ledge for a little more distance winksmile.gif
Unfortunately we watch the sunset from the Pourhouse porch, looks like it was a little prettier from your vantage point!
all to ourselves
all to ourselves
looking down on the lower ledge
looking down on the lower ledge
easier to get just two in the shot
easier to get just two in the shot
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PostSat Aug 22, 2009 1:17 pm 
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One of the best sunsets I've seen! WOW!
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PostSat Aug 22, 2009 7:45 pm 
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Well done TNABers!  Beautiful pics!  up.gif

I'm so glad you all got good weather and a beautiful sunset!  smile.gif

Seems I was a bit too optimistic when suggesting I might get in a ride on the SVT as an altNAB Thursday.  Woke up sick, hoped I might improve, but things only got worse.  Save for some Sudafed moments, I've been down ever since.  frown.gif

Sure hope I can catch up with you all next week!
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PostSat Aug 22, 2009 7:55 pm 
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Is it just me or is TNAB lite on average better looking than TNAB full throttle?  dizzy.gif
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PostSun Aug 23, 2009 6:14 am 
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A little late this week, but here's a few of my photos:

The trail beckons upward
The trail beckons upward
The clouds part overhead
The clouds part overhead
Sunset over S Fork Snoqualmie
Sunset over S Fork Snoqualmie
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PostMon Aug 24, 2009 5:16 pm 
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Magellan wrote:
Is it just me or is TNAB lite on average better looking than TNAB full throttle?† dizzy.gif

TNAB lite has got it goin' on!  Right Jo & Victoria?  We're actively recruiting... devilsmile.gif

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PostTue Aug 25, 2009 6:00 am 
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I'm recruiting for you, too. Now if I could just do something about those darned kids... (Maybe TNAB-JR?)
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