Saturday, March 21, 2009

Eagle Peak 3/21/2009

Snowshoing on yet another beautiful Saturday in the Tatoosh Mountain Range (near Mt Rainier) reminded me of the unique beauty of our surroundings in the State of Washington. For my Japanese friends reading this, the Tatoosh range is near Seattle, Washington.

The hike was, as always, cold, steep, and magnificient. We proceeded to climb up through an old growth cedar forrest containing of some truely giant trees. One giant was cleaved with a 6 inch wide gnarly vertical crack creeping up from trunk to towering top branches.

Please see the pictures below.

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Tatoosh Range as seen from Eagle Peak ridge
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I attempted scrambling up this rocky summit then, after reaching the half-way point, decided it was too risky and am seen slowly, carefully downclimbing.
As you can see, we all had a good time.

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