Saturday, June 16, 2007

Eagle Peak

Saturday, the usual suspects (and myself) hiked to Eagle Peak, starting at Longmire and rising 3200 feet to the western-most edge of the Tatoosh mountain range in Rainier National Park.

While others lounged on Eagle peak, one brave soul (me) ventured east to the base of a massive summit block. This could have been Chutla Peak, but the Cascade Alpine Guide calls Chutla an easy scramble, and this block was definitely a class five climb.

The pictures start at the Nisqually River, then using my trusty self-timing camera feature, capture all four of us working hard. This is followed by a view of our snowy ridge approach, Eagle Peak, and the massive mystery summit block east of Eagle Peak.

Clicking on the pictures (if your computer can handle it) produces an enormous image.

Nisqually River

Easily Amused People

More Easily Amused People

Snowy Ridge Approach

Eagle Peak Summit

Massive Summit Block East of Eagle Peak
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