Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mount Washington 2/20/2010

Climbed Mount Washington today - it was cold, sunny, and a nice day to be outdoors.  Mt Washington is in the Cascade Mountain Range near Seattle. 

The trail was covered with hard, thick ice - this gave me a chance to try out my new Micro-Spikes; these are metal spikes which are strapped to the soles of my boots.

I shot the pictures below from the top of the mountain where the best views could be had.

There was a great view of the distinctive "Mc Clellan Butte" and another view of the distant, glacier covered "Glacier Peak".

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Paul on top of Mt Washington - Cascade Range in Background

Mc Clellan Butte - View from Mt Washington

Near summit of Mt Washington - Cascade Range in Background

Glacier Peak (White Peak in Background)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Upper Dungeness River

Yesterday I hiked into the Olympic National Forest , climbing several thousand feet above this river. The river was flowing wildly, waterfalls were seemingly everywhere; this due to the recent heavy rains.

We hiked into a snow-bound area where post-holing discouraged us from traveling further into the interior. I was able to see into the Olympic range interior at the covered mountains within.

Here are a few pictures and a video I shot befor my camera's batteries went dead.

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