Forum Index > Trip Reports > Sauk mountain
Previous :: Next Topic  
Author Message
Hans
Member
Member


Joined: 11 Sep 2007
Posts: 49 | TRs | Pics

Hans
Member
PostFri Nov 12, 2010 7:15 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
I have always loved being in the mountains this time of year, in late Autumn just before winter sets in. Franz and I always made it a point to do one last trip every year back in the Adirondacks when they were our mountain home.The road is still drive able to the parking lot though I couldn't make it pass the last switch back due to snow and ice, mostly ice. I hiked up through the 6 to 12 inches of snow still able to make out the trail. Higher up when the snow got deeper I just made a bee line for the ridge. I stayed off the main summit due to the amount of snow there, and opted for the top of ridge just East of the summit. The day's forcasted weather had yet in move in giving me  a splendid view of the Picket's and so many other peaks. The temp. stayed in the upper 30's on top but the wind chill allowed me all to short of time here. On the way down I met a couple just below the ridge who were as glad as me that we were able to steal one more hike in this year.
Mount Baker
Mount Baker
DSC_0015
DSC_0015
Skagit
Skagit
DSC_0023
DSC_0023
DSC_0030
DSC_0030
DSC_0033
DSC_0033
DSC_0034
DSC_0034
Sauk mountain summit
Sauk mountain summit
Mount Shuksan
Mount Shuksan
DSC_0041
DSC_0041
DSC_0042
DSC_0042
Picket range
Picket range
DSC_0044
DSC_0044
DSC_0046
DSC_0046
Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier
DSC_0051
DSC_0051
Mount baker with weather moving in
Mount baker with weather moving in
Sauk mountain
Sauk mountain
Land of the mossy trees "spooky"
Land of the mossy trees "spooky"
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Magellan
Brutally Handsome



Joined: 26 Jul 2006
Posts: 13042 | TRs | Pics
Location: Inexorable descent
Magellan
Brutally Handsome
PostFri Nov 12, 2010 8:30 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Really nice pictures.  up.gif
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Fletcher
Member
Member


Joined: 29 Jul 2009
Posts: 1279 | TRs | Pics
Location: kirkland
Fletcher
Member
PostFri Nov 12, 2010 8:50 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
ditto.gif Your pictures are stunning. Ill have to put Sauk on my list.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
SlowWalker
Perma-grinner



Joined: 23 Aug 2005
Posts: 889 | TRs | Pics
Location: Seattle
SlowWalker
Perma-grinner
PostFri Nov 12, 2010 10:27 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Stunning!  I just want to keep staring at those Pickets.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
D. Inscho
Not bored yet...



Joined: 28 Feb 2010
Posts: 814 | TRs | Pics
Location: Bellingham,WA
D. Inscho
Not bored yet...
PostSat Nov 13, 2010 9:49 am 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
DSC_0051
DSC_0051

Beautifully sensual snow shot!

--------------
http://david-inscho.smugmug.com/

...not till we are lost in other words, not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves and realize where we are and the infinite extent of our relations.  --HD Thoreau
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Visit poster's website Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
likes_literature
Member
Member


Joined: 24 Oct 2009
Posts: 46 | TRs | Pics

likes_literature
Member
PostSat Nov 13, 2010 10:48 am 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Thanks for the trip report and great pictures.

I'm thinking of going up there Sunday, though it may snow more tonight.

Did you take those pictures Friday, November 12, two days ago?

--------------
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Hans
Member
Member


Joined: 11 Sep 2007
Posts: 49 | TRs | Pics

Hans
Member
PostSat Nov 13, 2010 1:11 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Nope, I was there on Thursday.  You should still have good steps kicked in all the way to the top. Hopefully you can get up before the new snow arrives.        Enjoy !
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
puzzlr
Mid Fork Rocks



Joined: 13 Feb 2007
Posts: 5772 | TRs | Pics
Location: Stuck in the middle
puzzlr
Mid Fork Rocks
PostSat Nov 13, 2010 1:38 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Nice pictures. I agree that the fall is one of the best times to hike. I'm not sure about this first thin blanket of snow though -- sometimes it's a PITA.

--------------
Mid Fork Rocks flickr
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Visit poster's website Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
  Display:     All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Forum Index > Trip Reports > Sauk mountain
  Happy Birthday smmslt, chris_NWUE!
Jump to:   
Search this topic:

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


   Use Disclaimer Powered by phpBB
Privacy Policy