Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mazama Ridge Near Mount Rainier

Today was a great day for snowshoe hiking.  It has been raining so hard near Seattle lately, but snowing a little in the mountains.  Since it is Saturday, and raining even more (!), we escaped - drove over to Mount Rainier National Park (Washington State, USA), found some deep snow, strapped on our snowshoes, and just headed out into the wilderness for 6 hours. began snowing as soon as we began hiking, the temperature dropped to well below freezing, and the wind picked-up as we climbed up to the Mazama mountain ridge.

In other words, it was a pretty typical hike.  Fortunately, this wasn't too strenuous and the scenary was nice.

And began snowing much harder, so hard that we couldn't see the mountain ridge, or anything else that was beyond 15 meters!

We found our way back to the trailhead and returned home safely :-).  Here are a few pictures I took before my camera froze:

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