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Malachai Constant
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PostTue Oct 11, 2022 6:04 pm 
Managed to avoid smoke originally we were going to check out Snow Lake but forgot pass. So headed over to Tenneriff TH. Went up trail to Si cutoff to Haystack basin. Then down New Si trail to Talus loop and back to Tenneriff Trail. 10.5 mi 3200' elevation. Been since forever to go this way. Saw about 3 people.

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PostFri Oct 14, 2022 12:06 pm 
10/13/22: Sherman Peak Loop on The Kettle Crest. Side trips to Sherman and Snow Peak summits. Not much noticeable larch action around here yet.
PNT
PNT
Columbia Mtn
Columbia Mtn
Up the west slope of Sherman
Up the west slope of Sherman
Snow Peak from Sherman
Snow Peak from Sherman
Old cabin site and trashy camp near Sherman/Snow Saddle
Old cabin site and trashy camp near Sherman/Snow Saddle
Sherman Peak
Sherman Peak
Nearing Snow Peak
Nearing Snow Peak
North from near Snow Peak
North from near Snow Peak
Summit Cairn on Snow Peak
Summit Cairn on Snow Peak
Bald Mtn
Bald Mtn

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PostSat Oct 15, 2022 8:39 am 
A few shots from Stuart, Horseshoe, and Jack Lakes on Wednesday, 10/12/22. Larches are in prime form right now.
Argonaut, Sherpa, Stuart, Mountaineer Ridge
Argonaut, Sherpa, Stuart, Mountaineer Ridge
Stuart Lake
Stuart Lake
Approaching Horseshoe
Approaching Horseshoe
Final climb
Final climb
Horseshoe Lake
Horseshoe Lake
Horseshoe Lake and Dudley Spire
Horseshoe Lake and Dudley Spire
Horseshoe glen
Horseshoe glen
Jack Lake
Jack Lake
Jack Lake and Stuart
Jack Lake and Stuart
Jack Lake
Jack Lake
Granite and larches
Granite and larches

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PostSun Oct 16, 2022 7:00 am 
Trap Pass before the Murphy Lakes fire blew up. On October 4th we saw no smoke coming from the Murphy Lakes area.

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PostSun Oct 16, 2022 5:18 pm 
Ran the "Sawtooth Lakes Loop" or some variation of it and hit Switchback and Martin yesterday. Almost decided not to go because of how bad the smoke was getting on Friday but SpookyKite89 convinced me that there were good odds the Sawtooth Wilderness would clean up over night. And they were right! Had clean and crisp air all day. Such a beautiful area, can't believe I waited so long to visit. Even managed to meet up with Mosey at Upper Eagle!
Martin Lake
Martin Lake
Cooney Lake
Cooney Lake
Ridgeline from Switchback to Martin
Ridgeline from Switchback to Martin
Dropping Down from Martin
Dropping Down from Martin
Boiling Lake
Boiling Lake
Lower Eagle
Lower Eagle
Upper Eagle Pano
Upper Eagle Pano

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PostMon Oct 17, 2022 6:04 pm 
My "are the masses gone yet?" fall hike at Paradise (yes, except for the first quarter mile, in the afternoon). Color is at peak.
Boy, even from the parking lot area...the reds are nuts.

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PostMon Oct 17, 2022 9:05 pm 
Mount Catherine - 10/16/2022 Never seen enough reason to travel this far for a 3 mile hike before but time was limited and smoke cleared at elevation so this fit the bill. Lots of reports about how bad the road is but I thought it was OK. Some big ruts to avoid but no major obstacles. I would not drive a low clearance vehicle up there but I bet somebody could if they really wanted to.

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PostMon Oct 17, 2022 9:44 pm 
Hiked to Goat lake (MLH) wasnít all that smoky especially in the forested areas. Very few people, trail in great shape. A few fish rising, one strike while rafting and trolling a fly. 10 easy miles RT and I am pretty tired. Elliot creek was running strong still, thanks to the Sloan snow fields.

Go placidly amid the noise and waste, and remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof.

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PostWed Oct 19, 2022 12:39 pm 
Larched around for a few days last weekend. Met up at upper eagle lakes with refreshments for the last leg of zimmertr's golden lakes slam. Last year I hit heather pass peak and came down to FS pounding stakes, taking down the trail sign, and telling me not to walk on the trail to it rolleyes.gif but from there I saw the sinusoidal ridge of crooked bum and thought "gee that looks like fun" and surely enough it was when I came back for it. Very intuitive, a few steep spots, one krummholz that had to be pushed through to get out of a steep talus strip with cliffs ten feet below, but overall mellow enough. The prominence gave as grand a view of the striking peaks in the area as I imagined, despite the top being as round as... well, a bum. Larch zenith seemed really short this year, and most of the colors on the usually colorful big leaf maple section of the drive were just brown and dying. Still, a beautiful area that I somehow had never worked up the initiative to drive out to but I guess it's worth sucking up my hatred of long drives for. The town of mostly tourist hikers was fun to chat up, too.
Smokey sunset
Smokey sunset
The other cheek
The other cheek
Westbound hwy 20
Westbound hwy 20
Eastbound hwy 20
Eastbound hwy 20
Heather pass peak and corteo
Heather pass peak and corteo
Maple pass ridge and the sahalee area
Maple pass ridge and the sahalee area
Black peak and the rest of that ridge looked really nice from here
Black peak and the rest of that ridge looked really nice from here
Repulse, fisher, etc view from a dry tarn
Repulse, fisher, etc view from a dry tarn
The pleasant sinusoidal ridge that inspired me last year
The pleasant sinusoidal ridge that inspired me last year
Lewis lake and black peak
Lewis lake and black peak
Traffic coneifer
Traffic coneifer
Smoke started rolling in mid afternoon
Smoke started rolling in mid afternoon
Sawtooths? More like bucktooths
Sawtooths? More like bucktooths
Sun went behind the ridge at 2:30pm and it got cold fast
Sun went behind the ridge at 2:30pm and it got cold fast

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PostThu Oct 27, 2022 8:42 am 
Escaped Snoqualmie's rain to the dry side. Stumbled across the Umtanun Creek Trail. Had a great day! https://www.flickr.com/photos/44468754@N04/albums/72177720303211095/with/52458511245/

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PostFri Oct 28, 2022 9:32 am 
Went out to look for some dry weather yesterday and ended up near Blewett Pass. Hikes of Tiptop and some peaks on Tronsen Ridge accessed from high on Ruby Ck (7204) Rd and Five Mile Rd. Five Mile Rd is rough and getting brushy.
Hiking to Tiptop
Hiking to Tiptop
The top of Tiptop
The top of Tiptop
Tiptop views
Tiptop views
Parking where the unmapped trail crosses the road below S side of Tiptop
Parking where the unmapped trail crosses the road below S side of Tiptop
Tiptop from Trial #1206 on Tronsen Ridge
Tiptop from Trial #1206 on Tronsen Ridge
In the pines
In the pines
Looking down Ruby Ck from Point 4485
Looking down Ruby Ck from Point 4485
Tronsen Point 4520
Tronsen Point 4520
Northern trailhead for Tronsen Ridge on Five Mile Rd
Northern trailhead for Tronsen Ridge on Five Mile Rd
South on Tronsen Ridge from Point 4970
South on Tronsen Ridge from Point 4970

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PostSun Oct 30, 2022 7:55 am 
Annual spooky hike, carved a jack o lantern on top and used it to walk the roads back after sunset. campfire.gif naughty.gif
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Shortcut

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PostTue Nov 08, 2022 11:31 am 
West Tiger 3-2-1 loop on Monday. About 6" of snow on top, with knee deep drifts in places.

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PostTue Nov 08, 2022 6:03 pm 
Bolt Creek burn scars.

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PostSun Nov 13, 2022 9:16 pm 
10/11/22 - Nason Ridge My wife and I spent the weekend at Lake Wenatchee so we went up Nason Ridge. Somebody left a snowshoe path up the first 1/2 mile or so (thanks). After that we were left breaking trail following deer prints (nobody had walked it since the foot or so of snowfall a week prior) Parked at the summer trailhead and hiked about 4.5 miles up the trail (less than a mile beyond the huge Ponderosa Pine) Next day our daughter arrived and we went up the same trail (long story) but this time there had a been a couple other parties since us so the trail was fairly broken in.
Anybody know why there was so much smoke in the valley 10/10?

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