Lake Valhalla 2014

Images from my Canon G15  camera.    WA locations   ....off Hwy 2, up Smithbrook trail, East side of Cascade Mtns, WA    9/16/2014

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Fran starts the trail to Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14The bent trees result from the snow loading them when they were very young. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14Boundary of the Henry M Jackson Wilderness. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14 We reach a rocky slope. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14A mysterious cavity in the big rocks. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14At about one mile, we reach the intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14These broken trees must make a fearsome noise. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14 Walking South on te PCT to Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14A first view of Lichtenberg Mtn, near Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14Still alive fireweed. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14Close to the pass leadingb to Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14 A nice view of Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14We will soon be lakeside having our lunch! Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14Ready to eat lunch! At Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14Ron at Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14 Fran at Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14Lichtenberg Mtn, next to Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14Modest color now, compared to prior visits. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14A pretty lake as expected. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14 Readt for the return to car hike. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14Fran, near the pass with Lictenberg Mtn beyond. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14Fran awaits while I catch up. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14Three others are on the west shore (where we ate lunch a while ago). Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14 Ron with some scarce fall color along the PCT north of Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14A view back to the ridge of te Cascade Mtns near Stevens Pass. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14That is a neat tooth atop Lichtenberg Mtn. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14Just north of the pass on PCT aside Lichtenberg Mtn. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14 Back at the Pacific Crest Trail intersection with Smithbrook trail (where our car is parked). Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14Ron made it too, PCT and Smithbrook trail intersection. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14A hand made map of the trails. Lake Valhalla, East side of Cascades Mtns, WA 9/16/14

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