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PCT Hiking: Section I – Part 1 (White Pass to Chinook Pass)

Section I of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) was one I section hiked in multiple sections, over a number of years. Some sections I have hiked multiple times because I truly enjoyed them - and they were so easy to drive to. I was thinking how the trips run across the seasons. Some were in… Continue reading PCT Hiking: Section I – Part 1 (White Pass to Chinook Pass)

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The Carbon River Flood of 2006

The Carbon River at Mount Rainier National Park was long a problem. In many spots the road was below the height of the river - and it ran right next to the river, with a thin separation of trees. Not shockingly, it often got flooded in off season and the road was slowly being eaten… Continue reading The Carbon River Flood of 2006

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Naches Peak Loop In Fall

When I first moved to King County, in Washington State, one of my first subalpine hikes in summer in the Cascades near Mount Rainier was Naches Peak Loop, at Chinook Pass on Hwy 410. I hiked it every year we lived in King County, from 2003 to 2017. My last hike of the loop was… Continue reading Naches Peak Loop In Fall

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Hiking to Tolmie Peak

To experience Tolmie Peak one must rise before dawn, in the middle of Summer, as the wildflowers are wakening. Sometime in mid to late July. The drive is long no matter which direction you come from, as you must drive hwy 165, which is a winding 2 lane road that then turns into a 2-ish… Continue reading Hiking to Tolmie Peak

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Trail Memories: Summerland on The Wonderland Trail

I've been to Summerland along the Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park a number of times over the years. The first time I visited there, was during my thru hike of the Wonderland Trail. I was exhausted once we got there, we had hiked up and over 2 ridges, and put on over 15… Continue reading Trail Memories: Summerland on The Wonderland Trail