Mt Pilchuck Aug 2010


Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Fran's first hike with trekking poles.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />There are lots of ladders on the trail to Mt Pilchuck.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />A few ladders on this trail....Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />The rocks begin as we hike higher.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Improved trail surfaces over the otherwise muddy places.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />You are on the right path if it goes uphill!Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />An experienced hiker (Fran) relaxes for a moment.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />A few ladders on this trail....Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Closer look at the colorful seed pods...Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Some years ago on our first hike here, we thought this might be the 'lookout" destination, but it is actually only half way to the top.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Some sort of succulent blooms.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />A short ladder gets us close to the saddle.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Little Pilchuck is west of our trail to the saddle.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Climbing the north side of Pilchuck.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Climbing the north side of Pilchuck and we reach the saddle, where the trail starts climbing on the SW side of the mountain..Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Climbing around to the SW corner after the saddle was reached. Trees are often bent near the ground, where the snow loaded them down when they were young.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />The modern trail route goes through the big rocks on the south side of Pilchuck.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />A breath taking pause!Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Fran starts through the narrow space next to the upright slab rock.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Cheery heather blooms...Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />A foggy spot near the shelter atop Mt Pilchuck.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />The last stretch to the top involves some rock climbing.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Lots of historic panels to read inside the shelter.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Lots of historic panels to read inside the shelter.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />The well-worn ladder access to the shelter.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Fran traverses the rocky trail on the descent from the shelter.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Fran traverses the rocky trail on the descent from the shelter.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Fran, back at the saddle where we start down the north side of Mt Pilchuck.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Ron, back at the saddle where we start down the north side of Mt Pilchuck.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />A glimpse of "Little Pilchuck" as we descent the trail below the saddle.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />A few ladders on this trail.... this one is familiar. Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />The rocky terrain is tamed by this trail.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Old ski lift fittings from the 40's.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Old ski lift anchor bolts from the 40's.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Old ski lift fittings fron the 40's.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Dynamite holes, drilled but not exploded.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />We saw lots of these colorful seed pods on the trail.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />The clouds played touch and go today.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />An old snag remains next to the trail.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Older generations of fallen trees in the rocks.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Red elderberry.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010<br />Back into the woods.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010.<br />A few ladders on this trail.... these steps help the steep descents.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010. Nearly back to the trailhead, about the only distant veiw due to the many clouds.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010 A boundary marker about ten minutes from the trail head.Mt Pilchuck hike. Aug 20, 2010 Fran refreshes her hot head near the end of our hike.

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


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