Mt Dickerman Aug 2010


The information sign at the Mt Dickerman trailhead. Aug 25, 2010.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />The first part of the hike had 53+ switchbacks as it climbed through the trees on the south side of Mt Dickerman.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />The first part of the hike had 53+ switchbacks as it climbed through the trees on the south side of Mt Dickerman.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />The first part of the hike had 53+ switchbacks as it climbed through the trees on the south side of Mt Dickerman.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />After the many switchbacks, the trail started emerging from the trees and views to the mountains to the south emerged.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />After the many switchbacks, the trail started emerging from the trees and views to the mountians to the south emerged.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />After the many switchbacks, the trail started emerging from the trees and views to the mountians to the south emerged.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />After the many switchbacks, the trail started emerging from the trees and views to the mountians to the south emerged. Indian paintbrush brightened the way.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />After the many switchbacks, the trail started emerging from the trees and views to the mountians to the south emerged. The gravelled trail rises into the sunshine.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />After the many switchbacks, the trail started getting out of the shade.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />A view of Mt Dickerman's peak became visible, showing that much climbing remained.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Hall Peak in the forground, with Mt Pilchuck in the west distance.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />The trail rounds another tall rock cliff as it heads east.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Lewis and Del Campo Peaks on left, with Morning Star Peak at right.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Upper right is a view of Dickerman Peak.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Headlee Pass may be a notch farther away than shown... not sure exactly.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Big Four Mtn, named after a large snow patch that looked like a numeral "4", but not apparent in this telephoto view.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />The canyon between Morning Star Mtn and Sperry Peak, with Headlee Pass near the center of this view.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />This telephoto view shows the shelter on the south peak of Three Fingers Mtn, about twelve miles west of Mt Dickerman.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Looking south from Mt Dickerman through the canyon containing the Headlee Pass trail... can someone name the peaks in the distance?Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Looking SE across the meadow..... the main peak right of center is Lewis Pk? or perhaps Del Campo?Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Those horizon jagged peaks are wonderful, seen looking SE from Mt Dickerman, the bump at far right is St'auk mtn I think.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />An extreme telephoto (35mm format equivalent is 700mm+) view of the jagged peaks SE from Mt Dickerman.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />The highway leading into Barlow Pass is visible at the lower left third in this view.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />A clear view of three fingers... easily seen shelter on the south peak, using maximum telephoto lens (720mm equivalent).Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />L-R: Lewis, Del Campo (behind Lewis), Mt Rainier (white capped in far distance) and Morning Star Mtn.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Looking west from Dickerman, we see Three Fingers at left, and Whitehorse Mtn on the right.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Mt Baker in background, Stillaguamish Peak in foreground.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Glacier peak is the Big One, over Twin Peaks in foreground, as seen from the top of Mt Dickerman.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Sloan Peak at right distance.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Mt Forgotten at left, and Mt Pugh at far right, seen from Dickrman summit. Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Trhee Fingers Mtn, and you can see the shelter on the South Peak.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Glacier Peak via telephoto lens.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Dome PeakRon's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />Here I am again, 4.5 hrs climbing to reach the top, and another 3 hrs to get back to the car! I'm happy at age 78 to be doing this stuff at all! That is Glacier Peak at the right... snow melting back a lot compared to prior years. At left is Mt Forgotten, with Mt Pugh just left of my head.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />The descending trail down from summit of Dickerman. Monte Cristo Peaks on horizon.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />The meadow everyone likes 10 minutes from the top.Ron's Aug 25, 2010 hike on Mt Dickerman, WA.<br />The big rock marks the start of 53+ switchbacks as the trail descends the mountain. I reached the trailhead where my car was parked three hours after leaving the mountain top, a half hour faster than last year. I was glad to refill my quart water bottle back at the waterfall on the way down the hot trail.

These images were taken with my Fuji  HS10 "bridge camera".


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