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PostSat Jul 16, 2022 7:17 am 
zephyr wrote:
Hey dkemp.  Looks like a beautiful day up there.  Is this boulder sitting on the access road or part of the trail?  Are you able to drive up all the way to the TH?  Sure looks like the road is blocked. 

And how was the lingering snowfield on the other side?  Were you able to make it to the true summit?  I recall snow being quite heavy up there the time I went (years ago).  Ice axes were useful crossing the snow too.  There was a long run out.    ~z

This boulder blocks the road less than a tenth of a mile from the trailhead. A smaller one blocks the road a bit further back. Most were parking at the hairpin before the boulders. Rough road.

We did not go to the summit due to snow - we lacked gear and skills and parental permission - but we saw other hikers doing it. We shared the obvious lunch spot with 90 per cent of the folks up there. It was joyful.


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PostSat Jul 16, 2022 7:29 am 
dkemp wrote:
This boulder blocks the road.

We pondered what the heck they're going to do with that boulder. Blow it up? Trundle it down? It would be fun to watch!

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PostSat Jul 16, 2022 9:07 am 
dkemp wrote:
This boulder blocks the road less than a tenth of a mile from the trailhead. A smaller one blocks the road a bit further back. Most were parking at the hairpin before the boulders. Rough road.

We did not go to the summit due to snow - we lacked gear and skills and parental permission - but we saw other hikers doing it. We shared the obvious lunch spot with 90 per cent of the folks up there. It was joyful.

Thanks so much for the beta.   Yes, hiking up to the summit of Sauk can be precarious before the snow melts out.  Good call.  But there's still a lot to see and enjoy on the approach side before the snow.  ~z

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PostSun Jul 17, 2022 12:01 am 
Hiked the Loowit Trail with Neek today. 10/10


Neek is fast

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PostFri Jul 22, 2022 5:41 pm 
Live from The Salmo-Priest Wilderness.


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PostSat Jul 23, 2022 12:20 am 
Love those lonely mountains, Rich.


Spent 2 nights up the North Fork of Bridge Creek. The meadows and mountains!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JCZ6TuyxXJFYxR6n7

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PostSat Jul 23, 2022 11:52 am 
Walked southbound on the PCT yesterday afternoon from Stevens Pass to the intersection with the Icicle Creek Trail. Still a lot of patchy snow on the trail, but easily crossed without traction. Talked to a German section hiker who had come up from Snoqualmie Pass. He said there are still lots of snowfields to cross, but there is a good  bootpath across them now. He attempted the route a couple of weeks ago and there was so much snow coverage he got lost. Didn’t see anyone else on the trail until the end of the day when some weekend hikers came up, very peaceful.

Heading down Gemini Run to the Upper Mill Creek Road.

Snow fingers on the way to Lake Sara Jane have retreated just enough. smile.gif

No one at the usually busy Lake Sara Jane. Lots of water flowing in and out.


So much snow and standing water at the meadow at the saddle. Last fall it was almost bone dry here!

Lots of snow patches up to the Icicle Creek Trail intersection.


One of my favorites. wub.gif


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PostSun Jul 24, 2022 10:09 am 
Logan on Friday...


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PostSun Jul 24, 2022 3:13 pm 
zimmertr wrote:
Hiked the Loowit Trail with Neek today. 10/10


I especially like this photo.  Really shows how a new forest is emerging and spreading atop the ashen lahars.  up.gif

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PostTue Jul 26, 2022 1:59 pm 
Rainier via DC on Saturday 7/23 - holy smokes was it crowded!!! I expected lots of other people, but it felt like we were on Rattlesnake. Basically a conga line the whole way up. People were getting very testy at about 13k where there was a crevasse crossing causing a bottleneck - guides yelling at us to not rest in the bootpath (even though we were just waiting for the groups in front of us to move) and then skirting around and cutting to the front of the line to cross the crevasse. I feel accomplished for summiting, but yikes it was not a pleasant experience.

Route was in good shape, Cathedral Gap & Cleaver still mostly covered in snow although I'm sure that's all changing very rapidly now.

basically how it was from 12k up
basically how it was from 12k up
the crevasse crossing that caused several verbal altercations
the crevasse crossing that caused several verbal altercations
easy crevasse crossing above Ingraham Flats - they had a ladder nearby, I assume for when this inevitably opens up more
easy crevasse crossing above Ingraham Flats - they had a ladder nearby, I assume for when this inevitably opens up more
some nice views above the clouds
some nice views above the clouds

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PostWed Jul 27, 2022 5:09 pm 
Climbed Low Mountain off Denny Creek on Saturday 7/23. I will come right out and say it — I love the Denny Creek trail. This was my third time up and it never gets old!

We took the boot path from Hemlock Pass until it ran out. Queue a few ups, downs, and sideways and we were at the north side of the summit block. The terrain sucks you to the west side of the summit here and it is awful. I highly recommend dropping off the east side of the ridge at 5000 ft, crossing the talus field until you get back to the trees and then heading straight up towards the south end of the summit block. Other TRs have mentioned this and THEY ARE RIGHT.

We didn’t get many views as the fog was still burning off. The summit was an excellent lunch spot.


Snuck over to Melakwa lake on the way out and enjoyed some late afternoon sunshine.


Monday 7/25 I took my three nieces on a hike around Sumas Mountain. 5.5 miles and not a single complaint! We had fun checking out the mines and cabin.


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PostThu Jul 28, 2022 7:50 am 
Monday was very clear, then Tuesday it started to get a little hazy.  I'm glad I shot everything thoroughly on Monday despite knowing I would be up there until Wednesday.  That's one of my rules; "do not delay shots".  Things can change in mere minutes, do not assume the same great shot will be there later. I shot Baker 50 more times after this, but with more haze, compared to just a little haze on Monday.


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PostThu Jul 28, 2022 1:19 pm 
So true how things can change quickly while photographing. I also have the same “don’t delay shots” motto. On Sunday there was quite a bit of haze, which made sunset shots more colorful, but not good for much else. I took a bunch of pictures anyway, but only liked the sunset shots.


Monday morning was crystal clear, so I retook some pictures and was much happier with them.


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PostSat Aug 06, 2022 10:53 am 
8/5/2022 Tahtlum Peak from Chinook Pass. I would guesstimate about 1000 people on the Naches Peak Loop (no lie!). Saw three others near the summit. Skeeters were pretty bad but the after-hike huckleberry milkshake at Wapiti Woolies in Greenwater was good.

Skeeter holes
Skeeter holes
Summit in view
Summit in view
Tahtlum Peak
Tahtlum Peak
Dewey Lakes from the summit
Dewey Lakes from the summit
Star of the show
Star of the show

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PostMon Aug 08, 2022 9:40 am 
Thompson Lake 8/7/22

A great hike for a hot day as it is mostly in the shade. Trail is in good shape albeit a little overgrown after the fork from Granite lakes. The raft allowed me to paddle to the three islands and take a much needed dip.

Only saw 10 or so people after the cutoff to Thompson.


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