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PostWed Oct 07, 2020 10:54 am 
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In quest for autumn color I went for an an area new to me South of Glacier Peak.
Cady Ridge trail to the PCT and Lake Sally Ann-my home for two nights. Two other people were camped there the first night but I had the place to myself after that. Haze and smoke unfortunately obscured distant peaks.
The most scenic day hike to Kodak Peak with insane autumn colors and unlimited  blueberries was the reward for the steep rocky trail and long drive from Seattle.

Finally on the ridge
Finally on the ridge
Unlimited blueberry crop
Unlimited blueberry crop
Evening on Lake Sally Ann
Evening on Lake Sally Ann
PCT dayhike
PCT dayhike
Kodak Peak
Kodak Peak
Scramble to Kodak Peak
Scramble to Kodak Peak
One hour lunch break on Kodak summit
One hour lunch break on Kodak summit
Found a perfectly nice trail heading up from the East side after scrambling straight up from the South.
Found a perfectly nice trail heading up from the East side after scrambling straight up from the South.
Glacier Peak in the haze
Glacier Peak in the haze
Meander Meadows from Kodak
Meander Meadows from Kodak
PCT at its best
PCT at its best
Look back at Kodak Peak
Look back at Kodak Peak
Evening
Evening
Lake Sally Ann solitude
Lake Sally Ann solitude
Morning
Morning
Breakfast -watching reflections & fish jumping
Breakfast -watching reflections & fish jumping
Outlet
Outlet
Leaving Friday morning and finally blue sky
Leaving Friday morning and finally blue sky
Cady Ridge
Cady Ridge
Ready to drop off the ridge and tackle the steep rocky trail
Ready to drop off the ridge and tackle the steep rocky trail
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PostWed Oct 07, 2020 11:52 am 
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Those colors are absolutely stunning! I was wondering if the berries were past prime yet, but it looks like they are still going strong. I have to get up there ASAP and pick. I’ve been stockpiling berries like a squirrel but my supply is already dwindling, they just taste so darn good!
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PostWed Oct 07, 2020 12:14 pm 
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Nancyann, the blueberries were so abundant, just putting out your hand while hiking you’d end up with a handful.
As I found out, they pair quite well with string cheese. 😋
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PostWed Oct 07, 2020 12:15 pm 
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Despite the plethora of fall colors and larchy goodness being posted this week, your fall colors may be the most impressive, vibrant and abundant, BarbE! What an excellent selection of location.
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PostWed Oct 07, 2020 4:53 pm 
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BarbE wrote:
Unlimited blueberry crop
Unlimited blueberry crop


So with all those bluebs, you might have added to your yearly bear total?
Oh wait, with many bears the bushes wouldn't be so loaded!

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PostWed Oct 07, 2020 5:34 pm 
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OMG...the colors are amazing!

thanks for sharing!

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PostWed Oct 07, 2020 5:35 pm 
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OMG...the colors are amazing!

thanks for sharing!

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PostWed Oct 07, 2020 6:47 pm 
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Good stuff.  Mtn Climber & myself were at Lake Sallyann on Sunday with a quick scramble of Skykomish.  The colors & berries were stellar up there for sure.

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PostWed Oct 07, 2020 7:09 pm 
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Stunning, BarbE. Larches are nice but those reds steal the show.
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PostWed Oct 07, 2020 7:47 pm 
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Agreed with everyone else, those colors are amazing!
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PostWed Oct 07, 2020 10:21 pm 
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Beautiful trip, Barb.

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PostThu Oct 08, 2020 6:04 am 
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Nice pictures thanks for posting. I was up there last year and saw 5 bears between there and Dishpan
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PostThu Oct 08, 2020 7:08 am 
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Love that area and amazing pictures. I was back there a few weeks ago a on a nice Saturday and only saw a few other people which surprised me!
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PostThu Oct 08, 2020 8:33 am 
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WOW. I love that area but have only been in early September before there were fall colors.

If a person was to do a day hike on Cady Ridge, would there be fall color? It sound like you come out into meadows at 3.5 miles?
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PostThu Oct 08, 2020 8:46 am 
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Yes, once you reach the ridge, you’ll find autumn colors and pretty soon views of Glacier Peak.
Approximately 6 miles to the PCT and lots of colors heading North.
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