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mossy mom
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PostSat Dec 26, 2009 10:10 pm 
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I got a late start and stayed on top for the sweet light.  I hiked down in the dark.  I walked up to the summit, then walked the length of the ridge and then went back up the summit; I got some exercise today!.

12 miles
3,600 feet total elevation gain

Amazingly all the snow is gone and it was not even icy up there.  I brought ultra-light crampons, boots and gaitors but did not need  any of them.

I had a nice clear view of three volcanoes, the Hood Canal the Southern Olypmics and even Grays Harbor.  I watched the sun set over the Pacific Ocean  from up there.

I'll post pictures later, just getting the map thing set up for now.  A detailed trip report will be on my blog later.  I'm bushed.


Mount Rainier Alpenglow
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Mount Rainier Alpenglow
Why were these left?
Why were these left?
Middle tower array
Middle tower array
The sun setting behind the South Summit
The sun setting behind the South Summit
sun set over Grays Harbor
sun set over Grays Harbor
Shelton and the prison light up
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Shelton and the prison light up
a view on the way down
a view on the way down
Moon Shadow
Moon Shadow
GPS ascent and descent in the dark
GPS ascent and descent in the dark
sun shadow
sun shadow
old growth stump
old growth stump
above the stagnant air
above the stagnant air
North mountain from the South summit
North mountain from the South summit
Skokomish Valley
Skokomish Valley
South Summit from North Summit
South Summit from North Summit
North summit towers
North summit towers
some olympic mountains I think I see the sawtooth range
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some olympic mountains I think I see the sawtooth range
Who or what walked down this trail?
Who or what walked down this trail?
Helens alpenglow
Helens alpenglow
Seattle behind the tower on the left
Seattle behind the tower on the left
Olympics Alpenglow
Olympics Alpenglow
This was snow covered and fogged in last time
This was snow covered and fogged in last time
Comparison shot
Comparison shot
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PostSat Dec 26, 2009 11:24 pm 
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Pictures uploaded
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PostSun Dec 27, 2009 10:51 am 
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I like the sunset over Grays Harbor pic up.gif Thanks for another TR in an area where there aren't too many reports up.gif
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PostSun Dec 27, 2009 11:56 am 
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I switched the map to 'Map' view and zoomed out just to get oriented.
Oh, I see - SE part of the Olympics.

You were fortunate to be able to get out and take advantage of the sunshine.
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