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PostWed Sep 04, 2019 12:31 am 
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Was looking for a day hike to test my conditioning and figured I'd try my luck with Rocky Run on Labor Day.  Holy cow, 28 vehicles at the parking area.  On the drive in waited ~10 minutes behind 3 other vehicles for a Porsche Cayenne to back up ~1/4 mile to find a spot to pull aside.  I always opt for the "trailhead vehicle" on this hike due to the brushy road but another good reason if you need to pull aside.  Imagine the fun with multiple vehicles in each direction at the same time.  Left the parking area by 11 AM and reached Lillian by noon.  I was expecting to see more people at Lillian but most were at the Ramparts.  After the steep climb up from Lillian I opted for the lower route reaching the Ramparts a little after 1 PM.  Pretty much could see someone at every nook and cranny but at least there was room to spread out.  Stumbled onto a TP bloom by the lake shore within 50' of toilet signage.  Sigh...  Planned to continue up to Alta but it was getting hot and the viewpoint above the Ramparts followed by a dip in upper beaverpuss seemed more appealing.  Had the fortune to savor both all to myself.  On the way down from Lillian I noticed a man and his daughter continuing past the obvious junction.  I hollered ahead asking if they really intended to continue to Twin.  No they didn't, and why wasn't there a sign?  Might I propose... Rocky Overrun ->

Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Cayenne
28 vehicles at parking area
28 vehicles at parking area
Arriving at Lillain
Arriving at Lillain
Leaving Lilian
Leaving Lilian
Too lazy to stitch
Too lazy to stitch
Rainier and Lillian
Rainier and Lillian
Kachess
Kachess
Berries
Berries
Lower route
Lower route
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
First views of Rachel
First views of Rachel
Unmapped Lower Rampart
Unmapped Lower Rampart
Traversing in to Ramparts
Traversing in to Ramparts
Meadow
Meadow
Arriving at Ramparts
Arriving at Ramparts
Largest Rampart
Largest Rampart
TP Bloom
TP Bloom
That way
That way
Floatie
Floatie
Hibox in Background
Hibox in Background
Flowers
Flowers
Rampart
Rampart
Rampart and Alta
Rampart and Alta
Heading back via high route
Heading back via high route
High route
High route
Swimming tarn
Swimming tarn
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Rainier
Rainier
Snacks
Snacks
Swim time
Swim time
Color
Color
Upper Beaverpuss
Upper Beaverpuss
High route
High route
Leaving Upper Puss
Leaving Upper Puss
Middle Puss
Middle Puss
Steep descent to Lillian
Steep descent to Lillian
Approaching Lillian
Approaching Lillian
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RandyHiker
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PostWed Sep 04, 2019 5:32 am 
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I really enjoy that route.  28 cars is a lot more than I usually see there, but it was Labor Day after all.  I'll bet the Snow Lake trailhead had hundreds.
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PostWed Sep 04, 2019 7:44 am 
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Tom wrote:
Traversing in to Ramparts
Traversing in to Ramparts
Heading back via high route
Heading back via high route
Viewpoint
Viewpoint

Calling BrushBuffalo - any guesses as to what one might find in this tasty looking extrusion (I think it's an extrusion?)?

Edit: Teanaway Rhyolite sticking up there I think? https://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i2538/
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iron
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PostWed Sep 04, 2019 9:53 am 
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no one does lake pics better than tom. good to see them again.

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PostWed Sep 04, 2019 11:59 am 
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yeah this one hasn't been a secret for a while now
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PostWed Sep 04, 2019 12:12 pm 
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Good to see our fearless leader doing TRs again!
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