Posts Tagged ‘hike’

28th July
2013
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I’ve been meaning to make this post for months, and why not wait till the middle of the summer to write about snow??

I’ve never been snowshoeing before this trip. Being out in the Pacific Northwest though, there are plenty of opportunities. I decided to take a trip with REI because not only did they provide equipment and transportation, but they would be teaching you techniques to handle the terrain along the way.

One of the main aspects of snowshoeing that I was excited about was seeing all of the unspoiled snow. I think snow that hasn’t been stomped over is beautiful, and when you go skiing you don’t really get a chance to see things like that unless you’re doing double black diamonds or backcountry skiing, where no one has been. Taking pictures of this was especially interesting. The trees created dark shadows but the sunlight was glaring off the snow. I definitely haven’t had a bunch of experience working with the range in light in pictures before.

here are some pictures I ended up with. The rest you can see on my flickr page.

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1st October
2012
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I’ve been reading about this short hike down I-90. It’s only a 2 mile hike (roundtrip), but it’s supposed to be very beautiful. Since the weather was still decent in September, I got some friends together to go check it out. It ends at this waterfall, called Franklin Falls, but the whole hike takes place next to Denny Creek, so there are beautiful views and the entire time. It’s recommended that one waits until after Labor Day to go, and that’s what we did. But I think it wasn’t long enough, I thought the trail was still a little crowded. I posted a few pictures here, but for the rest check out my flickr page.

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8th September
2012
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At the end of August a few friends from work and I went on a hike to Snow Lake. It was a long (8 mile) hike. The first 3 miles we fairly easy, in terms of elevation gain, but the thing that made it difficult was that we were walking over rocks for most of it. :-/ After the first 3 miles, then there is 0.5 miles of tougher elevation gain, on smaller rocks. After that, you get to the top, but that’s not where the lake is, the lake is 0.5 miles down the other side.

One of my favorite parts of this hike was how as soon as you turned the corner around some boulders at the top, there was an immediate brisk alpine breeze to meet you. The air was so fresh, I just wanted to sit there forever. But instead, we made our way to the lake, and had a little picnic there. Then we headed 4 miles back to the car. Needless to say, we were exhausted. But it was a beautiful hike, so it was worth it. :) I picked a few pictures to show here, but to see more, click here.

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4th September
2011
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We took a hike to Poo Poo Point today, and actually finish it. It was supposed to be an easy hike but it turned out to be comparable to Mt. Si. in my opinion. We finally got to the top and there was an incredible view. It made it completely worth the effort to get up there. I took a bunch of pictures of Wrigley because I have very few of him outside.

I have more pictures of the view, the hike, and the para-gliders on my flickr page.

9th July
2011
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It was another gorgeous day which means another day of hiking! It didn’t go quite as planned since we spent the first half hour or so wandering around the base of the mountain trying to figure out what which trail was the one we wanted. There were zero signs at the start of the trail.

Once we figured out where we were going, we found a field full of these flowers. I’m not sure what they are, maybe they are weeds? But I thought they were really pretty. I also really like the boldness of the color in this image. The sky is very blue, the trees are very green and flowers are very purple.

UPDATE (7/17): I figured out what these flowers are. They are called foxgloves. And they’re poisonous, so don’t eat them.

 

 

 

 

Here are a couple other pictures from the hike.