Archive for the ‘hiking’ Category
Did another hike this weekend. We attempted to do Mt Defiance by we lost the trail in the snow pack (3rd time in a row this has happened), but the neighbor Mt Bandera was accessible. So we climbed that.
My Tracks of the hike. You can see the back and forth from Lake Mason as we attempted to find our way to Mt Defiance:
Little late posting these, but my buddy Chris and I attempted the Denny Creek trail a couple of weeks ago. Again there was too much snow to make it our destination (Lake Melakwa?). We had a couple of guests his little girl, Flora, and his dog, Porter. It was a beautiful day, so I did get some good pics!
Today I hiked Bandera Ridge. I didn’t make it to the top of the mountain because the snow was too deep and no path had been made yet. Trudging through knee deep snow up steep mountain slopes is pretty tough.
Click on for more photos and a Google map of the trail.
Today I hiked Mailbox. Snow on the upper third of it, so I was glad I brought my crampons!
The Mailbox climb is easily the most strenuous and treacherous day hike I’ve done in Washington. It’s strenuous because the trail ascends nearly 4000′ in 2.8 miles. It’s treacherous because the trail is often wet with a tremendous amount of exposed roots, which can be slippery and cause a hiker to trip (especially on the way down).
Google map of my hike: