Well I had the day off so I decided to take the trusty dog Dexter and hike up to the lookout, zero real snow.
I have been nursing a few leg problems.... so I packed at 25 pounds and it was just shy of 3hrs round trip (all things considered I was happy with that).
I was shocked that at 6am there were 6 cars in the lot (5 overnighters and 1 ahead of me), when I got down around 9:15 there was well over 25 cars. It is Presidents day but it's still ...
Trip Report: Return to Camp Muir - September 27-28...
Back in September, EBSTEVE and I took another run to Camp Muir. We were having quite the stretch of crappy weather, and I wasn't really feeling motivated. Since I didn't make it down to Mount Rainier last year, I decided to suck it up and get out of the house.
I hadn't slept well for the two nights prior. The night before, I was up late running around finding my gear and packing. So much for decent rest! Woke up super early and headed down to p...
Trip Report: Mount Pilchuck - May 31, 2014
So I wasn't entirely lazy this summer, just haven't spent much time on the computer. Back in May I took a solo trip up Mount Pilchuck, one of our local mountains. I left bright and early hoping to avoid the crowd. On the way up the mountain, I passed a guy running up the mountain. I rolled down the window and chatted with with him briefly. He said he ran up from the Ranger station and was headed to the top. I didn't think he realized there was go...
Dirt Bike assist to Alpine Lookout
From Saturday.. November 1st
"No Motorcycles" beyond this point :huh. It is a half mile hike from here.
And Alpine Lookout
06-08-14 - Rainier (Panorama Point) + Kelly Butte ...
Went for a trip down to the Rainier area for the weekend... stopped at the Paradise area for some quick turns. Continuous snow from the lot.
She started falling asleep in my pack near the point (nap time) so we stopped for a snack then headed down. Snow was a bit slushy but went ok
stopped by Reflection Lake on our way to the cabin
our room for the night
On to Kelly Butte. Trail is in good shap...
07-06-14 - Snowy Lake
getting awful slow in here..
up an old trail
continuing on foot
not another track in the snow
wanted to hike from here, but out of daylight... next time