GeezerHiker

July 16, 2013

Heavenly Skyline

Filed under: Hiking — geezerwriter @ 7:43 pm

Four hikers made the long drive up Dead Horse Creek Road to attempt an early season hike to Skyline Divide. The Forest Service website said that the trail was snow-free for 1.5 miles, which would be about 1/4 mile from the ridgeline – they were off by about 1/2 mile as we hit snow that occasionally obscured the trail after a bit more that a mile. I might not have suggested the hike if they’d reported the conditions accurately but we decided that we could find it in our hearts to forgive them, since the snow was pretty manageable and the day was perfect.

Glacier lilies and Shuksan

Glacier lilies and Shuksan

I usually run off at the keyboard too much but today I think I’ll just let the pictures tell the story.

Solving the world's problems

Solving the world’s problems

After a very leisurely early lunch / discussion in a copse with a view of Church Mountain, we set off toward Mount Baker for a mile or so.

A young couple basks in the warm sunshine

A young couple basks in the warm sunshine

 

Is something moving up there?

Is something moving up there?

 

The end of a perfect day on the Divide

The end of a perfect day on the Divide

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1 Comment »

  1. Great shots! I’m sorry I missed this one, since it would have been able to visit with Mary for a change. It looks like it was a great day in the wilderness. Love your self timed shot at the end, Al. Or was it a stray hiker? 🙂

    Comment by DJan — July 17, 2013 @ 5:39 am


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