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Go Jo
of the lykkens



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Go Jo
of the lykkens
PostFri Sep 11, 2009 11:52 am 
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Mt Margaret was a new item on the Thursday menu and proved to have all of the ingredients needed for a great evening hike. Despite the road walk approach, the clear cut has regrown it's appeal and offers views the entire way to the ridge... if you remember to stop huffing & puffing and look over your shoulder. Speed was not my personal goal this evening, so I took the time to clear the path of berries so nobody's fancy hiking shorts would get stained. After the trail junction to Margaret Lake it was a 'have it your way' adventure with some choosing the ridge traverse and the rest ordering their approach straight up. (both had defined boot paths and boundless supplies of berries). Once we reached the peak we gorged ourselves on the views of Rainier, Adams and Stuart as well as lakes as far as the eye could see. We celebrated a beautiful evening with a cheers to Magellan's bday and then overindulged on glazed oatmeal cookies. A summit shot for the post hike TR then everyone scrambled down for more berries. Fortunately we were distracted by the sunset show, leaving space in our tummies for a quick trip to the Pour House where we redefined the word gluttony with pasta, burgers, quesadillas and OF COURSE cheesy tots.
Larry's All Smiles
Larry's All Smiles
berry bliss
berry bliss
pant, pant, pant, here come the TLABS
pant, pant, pant, here come the TLABS
I'm back!
I'm back!
Digger laughs at my hesitation
Digger laughs at my hesitation
Margaret Lake tempts us
Margaret Lake tempts us
ewb 'my dogs are barkin'
ewb 'my dogs are barkin'
the lykkens
the lykkens
I wasn't eating your bday cookies
I wasn't eating your bday cookies
6pm group is soo fast they blur
6pm group is soo fast they blur
summit shot courtesy of Wxman
summit shot courtesy of Wxman
tree spirits: myth or reality?
tree spirits: myth or reality?
wish Yukon were here to take a better pic
wish Yukon were here to take a better pic

Distance & Elevation:  6 mi round trip & 2000 ft elev gain
Trail Info: Continue past the signed junction to Margaret lake and either follow the next boot path along the ridge to the false summit and true summit or continue on the main trail until you see an up shot path directly to the main summit (it was marked by a bandana hanging in a tree when we reached it this evening).
Driving Directions: From Seattle drive east on I-90, take Exit 54 (Hyak). Go left (North) under the freeway and turn right (East) onto Gold Creek Road (NFD 4832). Continue as the road turns to gravel until around mile 4.3 (from the freeway) where you will pass the left turn to the Rocky Run Road (from the Rampart hike) and continue to the right. In another 0.5 miles turn left onto NFD 4934. Drive for another 0.25 miles and the parking lot will be on your left.
Note: NWForest Pass required and this lot should be considered "high risk" for car break ins. The lot was strewn with broken window glass.
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WxMan
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PostFri Sep 11, 2009 4:57 pm 
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It was good to be back out on the mountain once again for another pleasant Thu night.  Couldn't have asked for better weather and the color display in the sky wasn't half bad either!  Congrats Jo on your return to the TNAB circuit, and Happy Birthday Magellan... your birthday cookies were tasty summit treats.   biggrin.gif

Stuart looking quite imposing
Stuart looking quite imposing
Ready the cameras
Ready the cameras
Looking North
Looking North
Adams to Rainier in the evening light
Adams to Rainier in the evening light
Late summer twilight
Late summer twilight
McClellan Butte in silhouette
McClellan Butte in silhouette

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Magellan
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Magellan
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PostFri Sep 11, 2009 7:06 pm 
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Nice!  Sorry I couldn't be bothered to show up for my birthday cookies.  I was busy saving lives down on Tiger.  wink.gif

Welcome back Jo!!
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Jasper
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PostFri Sep 11, 2009 7:12 pm 
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Did someone say cookies?  hmmm.gif

Sorry I didn't make it, but dad was too tired to drive and I don't have my license yet. Good to see Z&A's mom back on a real TNAB.  up.gif

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Ingunn
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PostFri Sep 11, 2009 7:19 pm 
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I'm so sorry I missed your comeback, Jo! Now that the hikes are going to get easy I might just have to start going again. hockeygrin.gif

We saw the sunset from the car and were thinking about you lucky bastards. *shaking fist*
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Malachai Constant
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PostFri Sep 11, 2009 7:19 pm 
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Still nursing a wounded knee. Probably will see some of you tomorrow. Good job all up.gif

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PostFri Sep 11, 2009 7:56 pm 
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Congratulations Jo! So nice to see you back on the trails! chickenleg.gif

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PostFri Sep 11, 2009 9:33 pm 
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Nice to see you back on the TNAB trail. I yelled over to you guys from Rocky Run but no one answered.  You guys were long gone by the time we would have showed up there.
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PostSat Sep 12, 2009 8:13 am 
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Great evening, fun trail, awesome views!

Jo's return to TNAB
Jo's return to TNAB
Lookin' good
Lookin' good
Microwave Hill
Microwave Hill
South Rampart Ridge
South Rampart Ridge
Stuart
Stuart
Adams
Adams
Way to go!
Way to go!
Rampart Ridge and Lake Lillian
Rampart Ridge and Lake Lillian
First family TNAB of the year
First family TNAB of the year
Rich
Rich
Victorious
Victorious
Sunset hiding behind the trees
Sunset hiding behind the trees
Tahoma
Tahoma
Pinhole sunset views
Pinhole sunset views
Last of the rays
Last of the rays
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moosefish
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moosefish
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PostMon Sep 14, 2009 6:20 am 
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Yay for Jo! (Good thing Yukon wasn't there to push you off the edge.)
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