Summer Sendoff: A Week in Trip Reports
Soak up the last of summertime hiking through your fellow hikers' trip reports, starting with these eight. File your own report, grab a coffee and find out how Washington hikers sent off the last official week of summer.
What an incredible week! We've been soaking up the last of summertime hiking as your weekend trip reports roll in. The eight trip reports below are just a small sample of your adventures, so grab a coffee and find out how your fellow hikers sent off the last official week of summer.
Shannon Ridge - Baker, boots and a good book
"I found carpets of blueberries under crisp views of Mt Baker. Upon entering the North Cascades National Park, a dry rocky trail led steely up towards a saddle. Many butterflies and grasshoppers were afoot..."
Golden Horn - Snowy Lakes - stars and fall color on the PCT
"My dad and I went in on the 15th of September. Beautiful views all the way up to out first campsite ... It was a clear night and the stars were out, and beautiful..."
Cascade Pass - long light and fickle weather
"I awoke this morning to perfectly clear skies. The dawn and the sunrise were magnificent. During my descent, the fall colors and ptarmigans in the meadows provided a beautiful exit from a thrilling destination."
Mount David - climbing from summer into fall
"We passed below the big pika filled talus field and switchbacked up the other side. The leaf color improved. Some of the best color of the day was here..."
Steamboat Rock - wildflowers, reptiles and sunshine
"I was also lucky enough to spot the tail end of a western skink! I had no idea we had such colorful reptiles in this state..."
Burroughs Mountain - big views and little bears
"This is a great hike to take in spectacular views of Mt. Rainier all the way from the beginning to the end of the trail ..."
Mount Pugh - 5,000 feet of gain in 5 miles
"This is a great time of year to take on Mt.Pugh. It is a tough nut to crack though, over 5000' elevation in around 5 miles. The upper portions are decidedly more a scramblers terrain ..."
Killen Meadows - Adams Creek Meadows, High Camp
"First time hiking in this area of Mt Adams and we timed the weather perfectly - great weather, amazing sunset, and ZERO bugs ..."