Pinnacle Lake 2014

Images from my Canon G15  camera.    WA locations   ....Mountian Loop Hwy, via Granite Falls, WA    8/28/2014

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Fran starts the hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Only a short distance from the trailhead we take the left path for Pinnacle Lake. \nA hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14After crossing the Bear Creek where bridge construction is in progress, the trail begins climbing. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14 The huge trees are noce to see. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14I'm not so big next to these large trees. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Mushrooms are a common sight. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14We have lots of roots to climb on this trail. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14 A place we like to grab a picture. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Conks on dead wood are everywhere up here. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14A lot of tall steps on this trail. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14At least Fran waits for me now and again. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14 Some tall snags along the way. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14The "small stuff" always interests me. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14The trail has many rough spots. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14New routes for the trail emerge after a big tree falls over the old path. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14 You learn to keep your eyes on the ground when so many roots can cause a trip! A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Fran always uses those ski poles on these hikes, which improve balance. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Sadly, violence has some history up here. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14This must be split rock, huh! A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14 Ubiquitous berries. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Here we top out at a pond just above Pinnacle Lake. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14That bleached tree at the far end of this pond actually broke and fell on a long ago hike just as we arrived in sight of the pond! Such timing seems like magic! A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Fran is happy that we are finally at Pinacle Lake, even if it is foggy here. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14 Not sure if these are actually "Watermellon Berries" but that's what we call them. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14The view here can be improved a lot when the fog clears. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14The small pond in the stream outflow below the larger lake is a peaceful sight. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Peanut butter rock.... A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14 Another factoid to relate: We were here on this rock in the morning of 9/11/2001 and first heard of the Twin Towers attack when other hikers started arriving. Their tal tales of highjacking, etc were hard to believe, but they pointed to the sky to prove no planes were seen due to the emergency groundings of all flights. A hard reality to grasp when you are in such an otherwise peaceful place in the mountains. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14A closer view of the watermellon berries. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Fog is slowly lifting. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Very small fish are grabbing flies out there. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14 Funny little handles on the seeds of this plant. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Here are some views at the pond above the larger lake. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Here are some views at the pond above the larger lake. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14About time to adjust the excess shoestring lengths! A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14 Here are some views at the pond above the larger lake. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Here are some views at the pond above the larger lake. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Here are some views at the pond above the larger lake. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14One of the bad varity mushrooms. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14 Colorfull conks. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14A bigmouth conk! A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Conks from below.... A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Fran often has to wait for photography to be completed. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14 Hard to walk past these sights without taking a picture. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14Yeah I know, enough already. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14These things always have moisture drops on them. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14The tall steps are smetimes more troublesome on the downhill direction. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14 I think this was the same spot taken on the way up. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14It would have been exciting to be here wjen it fell. A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14The end at last! A hike to Pinnacle Lake, Snohomish County, WA. 08/28/14


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