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JimK
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PostTue Jul 18, 2017 9:51 pm 
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I had not hiked up Sulphur Mountain before the Suiattle River Road washed out. Now I have done it 4 times. This time we had the clearest views. Great views of Glacier Peak, Dome Peak, Spire Point, Green Mountain, Lime Ridge, and more. It s a stiff hike at 10 miles RT with 4700' of elevation gain. The trail has not been logged since the road reopened. All logs can be stepped over except one that requires going up the slope to get around.

Lot of saprophytes are up. Candystick, coralroot, and yellow birdsnest were seen in many places. Lots of pink and red heather, lupine, western anemone, and some glacier lilies in bloom. A little snow on top could be melted for water. The trail is now snow free.

My full report with 49 photos is at: Sulphur Mountain Report & Photos

Here are a few of my photos:

Upside Down Tree
Upside Down Tree
Pinedrops
Pinedrops
Candystick
Candystick
First Glacier Peak View
First Glacier Peak View
Western Anemone
Western Anemone
Heather & Glacier Peak
Heather & Glacier Peak
Dome Peak
Dome Peak
John, Gary, & Spire Pt.
John, Gary, & Spire Pt.
Western Anemones
Western Anemones
Panorama
Panorama

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olderthanIusedtobe
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PostTue Jul 18, 2017 11:11 pm 
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I haven't done this hike, but your photos make it look very tempting.  Add it to the list!
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PostTue Jul 18, 2017 11:16 pm 
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This is a great mountain, plus there is an amazing hot spring nearby.
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PostWed Jul 19, 2017 1:21 pm 
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Jim you lucky SOB; what a beautiful trip. A bit wussy, though, since you actually drove to the trail head this time  wink.gif ; but still a fairly burley day.

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PostWed Jul 19, 2017 6:40 pm 
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It was indeed a beautiful trip, well worth the effort. Here are a few of my photos. (I posted an album with 60 photos on my Flickr page at https://flic.kr/s/aHskZN84p6.)

Jim At Work
Jim At Work
Coralroot
Coralroot
Fallen Candystick
Fallen Candystick
Sunlit Web
Sunlit Web
Tiger Lily
Tiger Lily
Gary & Jim Are Ahead
Gary & Jim Are Ahead
Towhead Baby & Glacier Peak
Towhead Baby & Glacier Peak
Gary & Jim on Sulphur Mtn
Gary & Jim on Sulphur Mtn
Partridgefoot
Partridgefoot
Painted Lady Butterfly
Painted Lady Butterfly
Towhead Baby Trio
Towhead Baby Trio
Gary in a Field of Dreams
Gary in a Field of Dreams
Coiled-beak Lousewort
Coiled-beak Lousewort
Daisy, Daisy
Daisy, Daisy
Actual Summit of Sulphur Mtn
Actual Summit of Sulphur Mtn
Garden of Delight
Garden of Delight
Towhead Baby Too
Towhead Baby Too
Western Anemone
Western Anemone
Glacier Lily
Glacier Lily
Spreading Phlox
Spreading Phlox
Western Springbeauty
Western Springbeauty
Gary Gets His Glacier Lily Photo
Gary Gets His Glacier Lily Photo
Pinedrop
Pinedrop
Roots
Roots

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PostThu Jul 20, 2017 5:57 pm 
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Great photos! Looks like a fun hike as well...I haven't been on here in too long!

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