Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Goat Rocks Wilderness, 834 Miles Hiked


This is one of the prettier sections!

View from My Hidden Springs Camp


I camped just beyond the main camp; up on a ridge.

The Goat Rocks Massif



Mt. Rainier is Close


Elk Pass


Complete with an elk skeleton.

The Knife's Edge

Mt. Adams


There are excellent views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helen's and the Goat Rocks massif; all from one pass.

Mountain Goats

Sheep Lake Camp


I hiked with another PCT hiker for a day and a half. Lindsey (white sleeping bag in the center) liked to sleep out in the open, like me.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

810 Miles Down, I Just Hiked Past the Mt. Hood Area

Mt. Hood from the South


People were skiing on the left center snowfield.

Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood at 6000'


This magnificent historic wilderness lodge, is where the Shining was filmed.

Deep Canyons to Hike Across


Mt. Hood from the West

A Stand of Douglas Firs


Mt. Hood from the North

Ramona Falls Video Clip

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Salvation Springs Camp


Chip (center right), a south bound thru hiker, also used a bivy sack.

A Walk in the Clouds


Moisture condensed on tree branches and fell as rain. The ground away from the trees was dry. My pants got wet from the brush, so I decided to carry rain pants in Washington.

Sunrise on Bull Run Lake

This Large Toad has Excellent Camoflague

The Early Morning Light Hits the Douglas Firs

A View of Mt. Adams

A Viewe of Mt. Rainier

A View of Mt. St. Helens

A Hand Full of Delicious Huckleberries and Blueberries


I found a patch where they were plentiful. The blueberries grew on bushes 3 feet tall.

Sunday, August 16, 2009