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    Quote Originally Posted by Wire Man View Post
    The glacier lilies are really interesting.
    Thanks. They are always a pleasure to find - Erythronium grandiflorum. I've been poor about giving proper scientific names.
    - Mark

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    North Cascade Mountains, WA State

    So the other day I did a little overnight backpacking trip to one of my favorite places - the Washington North Cascades. Specifically this time, the Mount Baker Wilderness area. 'Hope you enjoy these photos I brought back.


    Ruth Mountain from the side of Hannegan Peak.




    Views from the summit of Hannegan Peak.






    Mt. Challenger and the Challenger Glacier, upper left.








    A world of icy mountain wilderness.


    Mt. Sefrit and red blueberry plants.


    Mt. Shuksan and Jagged Ridge on horizon.


    Ruth Mountain from about neck level.


    My humble camp.


    Looking down the Ruth Creek Valley.


    And now to Heather Meadows.




    The Heather Meadows Visitor Center - US Forest Service.


    Mighty Mount Baker.




    Mt. Shuksan (pron. SHUCK-sun.)


    The Price Glacier on the summit of Mt. Shuksan.


    And the Curtis Glacier, also on Mt. Shuksan.






    Note buildings of ski area down below.
    - Mark

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    It's nice to see such pristine open landscape. Beautiful glaciers as well

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    Sweet pics, thanx for sharing. Looks like you hit it at the right time for excellent weather up there.

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    looks cold. And FULL of bears.. I'm tellin' ya, they're out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwest View Post
    It's nice to see such pristine open landscape. Beautiful glaciers as well
    'Glad you enjoyed it, Iwest. Something reassuring just knowing it's out there, isn't it?

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    Sweet pics, thanx for sharing. Looks like you hit it at the right time for excellent weather up there.
    Thanks, DJ. The weather was cold at night but comfy during the day. That's what sleeping bags are for.

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    looks cold. And FULL of bears.. I'm tellin' ya, they're out there.
    It was cold on the top of Hannegan Peak. An airy place, that. And while I didn't see any, I did see scat, this is black bear and grizzly country. 'Wolf country, too.
    - Mark

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    Rodney Falls in Winter

    On the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge stands Beacon Rock, a landmark to all who travel along this section of the river. Behind, to the north of Beacon Rock stands Hamilton Mountain. Alongside the trail that climbs to the top of Hamilton Mountain are several waterfalls. One of these is Rodney Falls.

    The hike to the falls is only about 2 miles from the lower parking area and climbs through forests of large, mature Douglas fir trees. There is a gap halfway up that allows views down to Bonneville Dam and across the river to the Oregon side.





    The frozen tranquility of the falls belies the approx. 70 mph winds that roar over the treetops. The Gorge is often an intensely windy place.











    Thank you for looking.
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    Beautiful spot, Mark! Nice pics :-)

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