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John Morrow
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PostTue Aug 30, 2011 10:31 am 
I mention this trip because it is such a casual camping and hiking experience in such a beautiful place.  Even though the Sunrise Backcountry Camp is just a short easy mile from the parking lot, it sure is cheap lodging to base a couple of shameless peakbagging day hikes out of.  To experience such amazing subalpine and alpine, it doesn't get much easier!
After setting up camp I made my way along the Burroughs Mountains to the Third B. and extended the day over at Skyscraper Mtn.

Starting up 1st Burroughs
Starting up 1st Burroughs
Berkeley Park, Skyscraper and Sluiskins
Berkeley Park, Skyscraper and Sluiskins
Dwarf lupine and Lil' Tahoma
Dwarf lupine and Lil' Tahoma
Skyscraper and Fremont
Skyscraper and Fremont
Mystic lake, The Mothers, and Old Desolate
Mystic lake, The Mothers, and Old Desolate
Winthrop Glacier
Winthrop Glacier
Granite Park and 3rd Burroughs
Granite Park and 3rd Burroughs
Granite Park
Granite Park
Me on Skyscraper
Me on Skyscraper
Wonderland Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Wonderland Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Sun fade over Sunrise camp
Sun fade over Sunrise camp

Excited to view a sunset, I finished the day with a cup of tea at the Emmons Overlook, 5 minutes out of camp.
At first light I was back up at the Emmons Overlook, this time with a cup of high strength Via instant coffee double, for the developing sunrise.

Sunrise over Sunrise
Sunrise over Sunrise
First Glow
First Glow
Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park  IMG_4567
Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park  IMG_4567
Ummm, Willis Wall splendor
Ummm, Willis Wall splendor

After breakfast I headed over to Mt Fremont highpoint and the Mt. Fremont lookout for more subalpine frolicking.  Then the funnest part of the day came ambling over to Forest Lake and up Mc Neeley Peak to finish with some final views and summit lounging.  Being so close to Sunrise, and thousands of visitors, I treated the subalpine cross country trek like the crypto crusts of the desert SW, trying to walk on snow and skipping from rock to rock as much as possible.  Some obvious goat path segments also helped me stay off the vegetation and flowers.

Headed to Frozen Lake
Headed to Frozen Lake
Upper Berkeley Park
Upper Berkeley Park
Mt. Fremont L.O.
Mt. Fremont L.O.
Purple mountains majesty
Purple mountains majesty
IMG_4617
IMG_4617
Lake Forest Park
Lake Forest Park
Huckleberry Creek Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Huckleberry Creek Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
More of the same
More of the same
On Mc Neeley from where I came
On Mc Neeley from where I came
Time to go
Time to go

I know, I know, not another Berkeley Park area TR, but I couldn't help myself.  It is just too much fun to have the ease of National Park highway like trails, and paved roads to do the climbing for you!

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PostTue Aug 30, 2011 1:27 pm 
Lake Forest Park.  Thats funny. lol.gif

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