The hike was exhilarating!
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This is our approach to Blue Mountain. After emerging from the high mountain forest, we hiked up through swirling, rising clouds of mist crossing this high apline snow field. In this picture, Blue Mountain can be seen in the background shrouded in mist.
These are fellow hikers climbing to the top of Blue Mountain's summit to join me. In the background looms Greywolf Ridge, another of many mountainscapes in the Olympic National Forest.
Here I am (white spot in center of pic), posing for the camera atop a massive rock near Blue Mountain's Summit.