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Hikingqueen
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PostSun Jul 28, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Jessie has been wanting to get me to Cascade Pass for a year, told me how amazing it is in her side of the mountains..we finally made it happen! Ingunn saw a post and wanted in on the action, then she saw a post from Tony he was going and secured our permit for Glacier camp the night before! All things happen for a reason... hockeygrin.gif
I was nervous about all the elevation, i love to hike but tend to stick around the 2,000 3,000 gains and am comfortable with that. So 4,000 scared me a bit.
Views from the parking lot really are good, but they only get better.

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Going up to arm..

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I felt really good physically till about the top of the arm then I saw what was ahead rocks and loose ground and it was a bit of a slog.

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Goal in sight...
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Almost there
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Home sweet home
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I wasn't really prepared for holding down the tent with rocks, we did the best we could, but the wind kept me up 90% of the night even with sleeping pill. Oh well what we do for amazing views...
We hooked up for some laughs and evening vistas and met another camper below Nick, it's fun sharing stories about adventures. Someone sat on some red rocks
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I couldn't sleep so up a few times to check out the moon and stars.. glad i did
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Up at 4:45 to get the sunrise
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Then back to bed so tired...caught this from tent
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Heading down, legs shaking..i hate the down on the loose stuff, but i made it..
2 different grouse and their young,
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Then the goats!
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Then Tony did his pika call so we could get these shots
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My story is the short version with tons of beta, the other's can share their take on it, and add away..I loved the company, no drama, we all had a great time. I pushed myself a bit beyond my comfort level on this one by not planning the whole thing and going with the flow more than my usual. It all paid off! Thank you Jes, Ingunn, & Tony for a trip i will remember forever!
A couple side notes, the flies are BAD all the way in the forest bit me MASS drawing blood. And there is water 1/2 mile below the camp and at the camp several pools of melting snow.. we didn't need to carry water from below.
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PostSun Jul 28, 2013 6:25 pm 
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This is a hike that is on my list...LOVE your pictures...especially the little pikas  smile.gif. Good for you to have pushed yourself and survived  up.gif That always feels good. Besides the wind, was it cold up there also?
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PostSun Jul 28, 2013 6:43 pm 
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oh, 326 is a nice goat shot  up.gif
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PostSun Jul 28, 2013 6:53 pm 
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Really gorgeous shots, HQ.  up.gif  up.gif   Looks like that SX50 is treating you well.

Should I even ask about Ingunn's red butt?
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PostSun Jul 28, 2013 7:18 pm 
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What a bounty of wildlife, I remember bears and countless marmots on that hike but pika, ptarmigans and goats too!   Great trip report!

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PostSun Jul 28, 2013 7:36 pm 
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Wow, very nice! You're so lucky!

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PostSun Jul 28, 2013 7:39 pm 
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So glad to see you got up to the great American Alps! The good things are worth pushing hard for...good for you! Some really wonderful pics. I can't even choose a favorite this time. up.gif  winksmile.gif

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PostSun Jul 28, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Gotta get back up there.

Long day hike though. Last time didn't quite get to the camp/glacier.

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PostSun Jul 28, 2013 9:42 pm 
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It was fun running into all of you on my Old Geezer's Day Hike Version...
i.e. I had lunch and took a nap on a nice rock(around 129 in your photos) instead of climbing that last scrabbly bit.

Nwhikers.net Sort of like running into Dorothy and her entourage on the way to Oz. Sahale Arm 7/27/13
Nwhikers.net Sort of like running into Dorothy and her entourage on the way to Oz. Sahale Arm 7/27/13

Must say it felt like running into Dorothy and her entourage on the way to Oz.
I will let everyone try to match up who would be who.....  biggrin.gif

I remember you and you and you.....

Since Hikerqueen had initialized the animal spirits in the area, I was lucky to see the goats too.

Sahale Arm 7/27/13
Sahale Arm 7/27/13
Sahale Arm 7/27/13
Sahale Arm 7/27/13

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PostSun Jul 28, 2013 9:47 pm 
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Thanks for sharing. What is the lake you can see in the one shot?
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PostSun Jul 28, 2013 9:59 pm 
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Hawkeye wrote:
Thanks for sharing. What is the lake you can see in the one shot?

It's highly Doubtful....

No seriously.  It is Doubtful lake

doubtful lake sign
doubtful lake sign

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PostSun Jul 28, 2013 10:11 pm 
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Way to rise to the challenge! Everyone should be pulled out of their comfort zone now and again. That has happened to me lots of times in the past few years both with my skiing group and by a certain person I hike with. Embrace it as a cathartic experience.
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PostSun Jul 28, 2013 10:55 pm 
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HQ...one of the best trips EVER!!!  I will add a few shots later....This group knows how to have fun!  It was great to have everything work out.  Thanks again Tony for helping us with the permit.  Wouldn't have happened without you! cheers.gif
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PostMon Jul 29, 2013 3:33 pm 
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Looks so fun you guys.  Beautiful photos, HQ.   up.gif  up.gif

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PostMon Jul 29, 2013 7:58 pm 
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ok here were some of my favorites...sorry for the photo dump lol!
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funnest crew!
Sunset was great!

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The goats were great!

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Tongue hanging out on this one agree.gif

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HQ knows how to chill.....

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These peeps are fun to hang with up.gif  cheers.gif
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