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    Have any of you done Mt Prophet? My cousin and I are planning to climb this mountain later this summer. There doesn't seem to be a ton of info online about it. I might need to get a guide book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gu03alum View Post
    Have any of you done Mt Prophet? My cousin and I are planning to climb this mountain later this summer. There doesn't seem to be a ton of info online about it. I might need to get a guide book.
    in case you missed this site...has some info

    https://www.summitpost.org/mount-prophet/980076

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagceo View Post
    in case you missed this site...has some info

    https://www.summitpost.org/mount-prophet/980076
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    I demonstrated my brilliance today. I'm not in the kind of hiking shape I'd like to be in, definitely not as good as previous 4-5 years. It was forecast to be warm, and sometimes I struggle in the heat. So....great time to do a steep, challenging hike, right? I think I overdid it a bit, but I survived (well the day isn't over, but I'm home anyway). Sulphur Mountain, hadn't been up there before. Very limited views until the very end, but it makes up for it. Glacier Pk. and Dome Pk. really up close and in your face, and a bunch of other stuff near and far. I thought this was the type of hike you're not likely to see other hikers, but there were 4 other parties in addition to me and my buddy, 8 people total. Not exactly crowded compared to many hikes, but more than I expected. Hit the Burger Shack in Darrington on the way back. I earned that milkshake.

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    I hiked to the top of Granite Mountain today. This is a mountain that I failed twice on due to conditions. Today there was snow, but nothing difficult. It was hot coming down. I started around 830. I think I would have liked to start even earlier due to the heat. At the top I could see Rainier, Kaleetan, Chair Peak, and Glacier was even in view. On my way down, this couple asked if I had a water filter because they were out of water. I had my Grayl water filter which is a cup inside of a cup and you push down on the inner cup which has a filter on the bottom. It can be kind of difficult to push the inner cup down so I moved my foot onto some snow so I could get more leverage. Stupid me, my foot went right through to the running water below. It went halfway up my calf. Waterproof shoes are great unless the water goes over the top of the shoe. You only get half a liter each time you filter the water, but they felt bad and insisted that was all they needed.







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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    I demonstrated my brilliance today. I'm not in the kind of hiking shape I'd like to be in, definitely not as good as previous 4-5 years. It was forecast to be warm, and sometimes I struggle in the heat. So....great time to do a steep, challenging hike, right? I think I overdid it a bit, but I survived (well the day isn't over, but I'm home anyway). Sulphur Mountain, hadn't been up there before. Very limited views until the very end, but it makes up for it. Glacier Pk. and Dome Pk. really up close and in your face, and a bunch of other stuff near and far. I thought this was the type of hike you're not likely to see other hikers, but there were 4 other parties in addition to me and my buddy, 8 people total. Not exactly crowded compared to many hikes, but more than I expected. Hit the Burger Shack in Darrington on the way back. I earned that milkshake.
    When I have seen Glacier up close it has been a great mountain to view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gu03alum View Post
    When I have seen Glacier up close it has been a great mountain to view.
    I agree. I constantly waffle back and forth on whether Glacier or Baker is my favorite Washington volcano. Depends on which one I happen to be closer to.

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    Bummer about the wet boot GU03. Good job helping those folks out. If they were still heading up, I don't think 1/2 L between 2 people is enough on a hot day. I think many severely underestimate how much fluids you need when hiking in warm weather. I went thru almost 4 L yesterday. I'm sure I've had days where I've pounded thru 6 or 7 L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    Bummer about the wet boot GU03. Good job helping those folks out. If they were still heading up, I don't think 1/2 L between 2 people is enough on a hot day. I think many severely underestimate how much fluids you need when hiking in warm weather. I went thru almost 4 L yesterday. I'm sure I've had days where I've pounded thru 6 or 7 L.
    I agree. I asked them a couple of times and told them it was no big deal to get more water. I only drank 2 today, but I probably should have drank more. I had another liter in my pack. I need to get better about drinking water before I get really thirsty. I get focused and don't want to stop to drink (I have a hard time drinking when I'm moving and out of breath).
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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    I agree. I constantly waffle back and forth on whether Glacier or Baker is my favorite Washington volcano. Depends on which one I happen to be closer to.
    I think Glacier is really cool because it requires work to get a good view. (I could be wrong, maybe there is a road that you drive on and see it really well?) The first few times I have seen Glacier it was unexpected. It blew me away and I had no idea what mountain it was until I got home and looked it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gu03alum View Post
    I agree. I asked them a couple of times and told them it was no big deal to get more water. I only drank 2 today, but I probably should have drank more. I had another liter in my pack. I need to get better about drinking water before I get really thirsty. I get focused and don't want to stop to drink (I have a hard time drinking when I'm moving and out of breath).
    I used to not drink often enough when I was just carrying water bottles on my pack. A bladder w/ a drinking tube is an absolute must for me now (unless I'm doing something short and easy). I sip constantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gu03alum View Post
    I think Glacier is really cool because it requires work to get a good view. (I could be wrong, maybe there is a road that you drive on and see it really well?) The first few times I have seen Glacier it was unexpected. It blew me away and I had no idea what mountain it was until I got home and looked it up.
    You're totally right about that. I'm not sure how a 10.5 thousand foot peak can hide, but it does. I don't think you can see it anywhere from I-5. Don't see it as you approach Darrington, even though it's fairly close. No places like Sunrise or Paradise or Mt. Baker Ski Area etc. where you can drive up high and get a great view of the mountain without having to work for it at all.

    Bonanza Peak, the highest non volcano in the state, also hides from view remarkably well, not that many places to get a good vantage of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23dpg View Post
    Testing

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ekerj5odpq...%20PM.jpg?dl=0



    Dang, I thought I could share from Dropbox. Any tips?
    That one looks like Mooney Falls, right?
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    Last weekend we spent in Olympic NP at Sol Duc Campground. Here are a couple from Deer Lake and Sol Duc Falls:


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    Nice pic bullzag, Sol Duc Falls is a beauty!

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    Did several hikes along the Mt. Baker Highway the middle of the week. Today I went up to Camp Muir on Rainier. Wasn't that excited about it but went with a couple friends. Ended up having a really fun day. The whole Paradise area is lovely, but it was absolutely mobbed w/ people on our way back down. I got in some of my best glisades ever today. There were some bumps in the troughs and I had enough momentum going to catch some air. Probably the highlight of the day was watching 3 juvenile marmots play fighting and basically sumo wrestling with each other. It was hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    Did several hikes along the Mt. Baker Highway the middle of the week. Today I went up to Camp Muir on Rainier. Wasn't that excited about it but went with a couple friends. Ended up having a really fun day. The whole Paradise area is lovely, but it was absolutely mobbed w/ people on our way back down. I got in some of my best glisades ever today. There were some bumps in the troughs and I had enough momentum going to catch some air. Probably the highlight of the day was watching 3 juvenile marmots play fighting and basically sumo wrestling with each other. It was hilarious!
    so day hikers are all over Camp Muir? or just the lower trails?

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    Muir was plenty busy, maybe roughly half and half day hikers vs. climbers staying overnight. As an aside apparently nobody was getting to the summit yesterday. A snow bridge collapsed somewhere above 12,000 ft. that was halting everybody's progress. Guides will have to come up with an alternate route.

    Lower trails were stupid crowded on the way down, like you could barely move. Skyline Trail, Panorama Point, that stuff.

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    I summited Mount Adams yesterday. We did it in one day starting a little after 4 AM. It was a tough hike. Around 10,500 feet I started to feel very nauseous, sluggish, and had a hard time catching my breath. It was either the altitude or not being in good enough shape. The snow was getting soft and was pissing me off because I would slide back down after each step. So I decided to walk across the snow field, jump over a glissading shute and get in scree and rock field. I sat there for a while and started feeling better. I decided to climb up the rocks instead of the snow to Piker's Peak. This was much easier even with the loose rock. When I got to the ridge I met up with my brother-in-law who had been waiting for me for awhile. I was tired and it was a little disappointing to see that I had to go down a few hundred feet before climbing another steep slope to get to the top of Adams. I took a short break and we set off toward the summit. I was feeling better at this point and was able to keep pace with him up to the last ridge. I was considerably slower from the ridge to the summit, but I made it 10-15 minutes behind him. It was a clear day with no clouds in the sky, but unfortunately there was a lot of haze or smoke making it nearly impossible to see much from the top. I enjoyed a summit beer and we headed back down the mountain on our butts. We probably glissaded 3 to 3.5 miles on the next 4 miles. My brother-in-law had never glissaded before and we both had a blast. I'm glad we did it in one day, but it would probably have been fun to camp partway up the mountain.









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    That snow looks wonderful.....it is hot here....very hot....I am convinced that heaven begins at 5000'.....the first heaven...… you might read some of William Douglas's books on the Cascades...he had a summer homes at Goose Prairie, at Glenwood and on the Lostine River...

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    Congrats gu03! That's some serious sun cup action in several of your pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    Congrats gu03! That's some serious sun cup action in several of your pictures.
    yes, that made it difficult to climb the mountain too. The sun cups were much taller than I wanted to step.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartruff1 View Post
    That snow looks wonderful.....it is hot here....very hot....I am convinced that heaven begins at 5000'.....the first heaven...… you might read some of William Douglas's books on the Cascades...he had a summer homes at Goose Prairie, at Glenwood and on the Lostine River...
    I agree Thanks for the recommendation. I will look for his books at the library.
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