Monday, June 29, 2009

Granite Mountain

Doug, Naomi, Bob, Nick and I drove to mile post 47 (past Snoqualmie Pass) heading west on I-90 to the trail head for the Granite Mountain hike.   This hike has breathtaking views of Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and a couple lakes at the top.  It has a pretty strenuous rock scramble to get to the fire look out and it is totally worth it.  There was a small bit of snow which made it fun for sliding down.

Doug making a pit stop before the hike
We went on the Granite Mountain Lookout hike 4 miles up, 4 miles down
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Tons of these wild flowers on the way up
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Some glacier run off at a mini waterfall 

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The beginning of the rock scramble, it was really tough

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The fire lookout

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Bob at the top, we could see Tuscohatchie Lake

Crystal Lake was still frozen, the edges are a light blue
The peak of Granite Mountain
A hiker resting
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Me taking in the view

Mount Adams and Mount Rainier in the background

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Nick standing near the fire lookout

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My knees are killing me on the way down

Doug and Naomi hanging out waiting for us

The group

We saw a snake on the path on the way down…..I hate snakes

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