4300' gain from Middle Fork Snoqualmie R. Gateway Bridge.
Pax was taking a gander at the sea gulls while the wind blew his ears around.
Panoramic view of snowshoers at Artist Point with Mount Baker and Table Mountain in the background. One of the top snowshoeing destination in Washington State.
Hikers on the bluff trail at Ebey's Historical Landing on Whidbey Island. This is by far the best bluff trail overlooking Pudget Sound with unobstructed views of Olympic Mountains.
love this picture and the connection it shows with hiking your best four legged friend, the colors in this pic are beautiful. The scenery was without a doubt breathtaking!!
Taking a lunch break on the way back to our car Ollie curled up in a ball to rest with us.
While crossing the bridge to Monte Cristo Pax stepped through a slat and became paralyzed with fear of falling through.
The most primitive crampons are still the most lightweight.
View NE: Overcoat, Chimney Rock, Lemah, Chikamin. Thanks NOAA National Weather Service for the reliable predictions.
Watch the weather. Be ready. When it clears, go.
George the Jack Russell enjoying a view from the top of Mt. Townsend, looking toward the Puget Sound.
Never hurts to be good-lookin', either. So I've heard, anyway. Foam Creek sheeo trail NE of PCT, White Pass. Kyes Peak & Monte Cristo in background.
That's the 6600' pass from Foam Creek to the White Chuck Glacier, Glacier Peak south route. We're just above the end of the Foam Creek sheep trail. This sandy spot may be old sheep-grazing soil damage from the early 20th century. Read Chester Marler, "East of the DIvide". C.E. Rusk, "Tales of a Western Mountaineer", also discusses the sheep herding history. I believe regulation of the herding was part of the reason for the establishment of the US Forest Service. Having failed to summit Glacier Peak, Al just wants some sheep to herd.
Bright-colored wildflowers at the edge of Annette Lake on a perfect 70-degree day. Photo details: Nikon D700, Nikkor 28-300 lens with polarizing filter, ISO 500, 1/125 at f16
This is a Panoramic View with Mount Rainier in the background from top of Mount Si near North Bend, Washington.
This is a Panoramic View of Skagit Valley from the top of Sauk Mountain off Highway 20 near Rockport, Washington
Sometimes I drink muddy water, sleep in a hollow log, Sometimes I drink muddy water, sleep in a hollow log, And if I can't be your good man, I sure would like to be your dog. 30 miles done, 1 to go. http://www.mycorgi.com/profiles/blogs/we-wrote-a-song-the-little-dog,
West Cady Ridge trail work. You can easily remove a lot of seasonal debris with bare hands or a pruning saw An ice ax is handy for opening clogged drains. If you haven't yet, join a WTA trail crew; lots of fun, interesting people, and you'll never look on a trail the same way again. Traildusters B.C. Horsemen of WA maintain the Quartz Ck trail.
70 degree day at Franklin Falls...
A small water fall on the Serene Lake/Bridal Veil Falls Trail
This photo was taken around 7:00 PM on a cool Sunday evening while hiking on Bluff Trail in Camano Isalnd State Park.
Commonwealth Basin loop. Park near PCT trailhead (snow to the highway), double-log bridge, Cave Ridge approach, descended and regained north ridge, continued N to Lundin, and out Commonwealth Basin. Seems to be a heavy snow year. An alpine snow scramble. 1 hr. drive from Seattle.
A great early season hike to see some spectacular waterfalls.
While hiking in Fort Casey State Park on Whidbey Island I came upon this Bald Eagle in the tree. He was not intimidated by me down below taking pictures.
Mt. Cleator, 7630, is a 15-20min. walkup from just north of High Pass. Fortress, 8670, is more of a challenge for a corgi, but it's been done. Snow, flower, bug, and water conditions were more like mid-July than early September. This is looking north.
from NW buttress of Fortress Mt., 7300', above Middle Ridge sheep camp.
7300' on NW buttress of Fortress Mt., above Middle Ridge, looking SW up Suiattle River headwaters. Clark & Helmet Butte at far left. Napeequa Pk. is above the dog. Tenpeak Mt. & Flower Dome at center. Kololo peaks and S ridge of Glacier Peak at right. Camp 3. Scenery is wasted on dogs. ?
Mt Baker from Skyline Ridge Nikon D700, Sigma 12-24 wide angle lens ISO 200, 1/125th at f16