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    Have you done Luna Peak? It looks like the route is very similar to Prophet, at least initially with the thick brush. You start from the same camp, just go the opposite direction across Big Beaver Creek.
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    No, never tried Luna. I haven't even been up Little Beaver or Big Beaver. Went from Hannegan Pass to Whatcom Pass, got some real nice views of the top of Luna from Tapto Lakes and Middle Lakes. Also good views of it from the south from Sourdough Lookout/Stetattle Ridge area. I don't mind a little brush bashing now and then but don't got out of my way to do it extensively if I can help it. Happens occasionally anyway. Fighting my way from Lime Ridge down to the Suiattle, following the wrong drainage, was absolutely the worst off trail travel I've experienced.

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    I went up Mt. Pugh a couple days ago. That is a tough hike! Not a place for people with a fear of heights, there is some serious exposure in various places along the upper part of the route. It's a really cool trail though, kind of amazing they were able to construct a feasible route to the summit. A few class 3 moves. The haze had returned, not as bad as before but didn't have as distant of views as normal up there. Pretty much kicked my butt, a good day nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    I went up Mt. Pugh a couple days ago. That is a tough hike! Not a place for people with a fear of heights, there is some serious exposure in various places along the upper part of the route. It's a really cool trail though, kind of amazing they were able to construct a feasible route to the summit. A few class 3 moves. The haze had returned, not as bad as before but didn't have as distant of views as normal up there. Pretty much kicked my butt, a good day nonetheless.
    Pugh is on my list, but I do struggle with a fear of heights.
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    anyone use a trail app? looking at this All Trails app LINK
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    03....I have not been there since it was safe to travel after Sealth and the other Chiefs signed the Treaty...

    But the Carbon River Road washed out and has become a bike and walking route on the westside of Rainier….it is level and at about 2000' it is open all year.

    Might be a close and good candidate for a kid day hike ….. and a picnic by the river or the falls..

    My experience is that hiking is a virus and kids either catch it or they don't and the more often they are exposed, the greater the chance of them catching it.....assuming it is a pleasant exposure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagceo View Post
    anyone use a trail app? looking at this All Trails app LINK
    I just started using Gaia GPS app this year. I can download the map to use offline. It has most trails on it. It has been very helpful when I have needed to retrace my steps back down a mountain with no trail. It will track your route. For example, coming down Mt Prophet we kept getting off route and we were able to correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartruff1 View Post
    03....I have not been there since it was safe to travel after Sealth and the other Chiefs signed the Treaty...

    But the Carbon River Road washed out and has become a bike and walking route on the westside of Rainier….it is level and at about 2000' it is open all year.

    Might be a close and good candidate for a kid day hike ….. and a picnic by the river or the falls..

    My experience is that hiking is a virus and kids either catch it or they don't and the more often they are exposed, the greater the chance of them catching it.....assuming it is a pleasant exposure...
    I think you are right. My brother hated hiking when we were kids, but got really into it when he got into his late teens and early 20’s. He did Rainier and some other climbing routes I would have no interest doing (see my fear of heights post earlier). I was thinking about that the other day for this reason. Maybe my daughter will dislike it and then a switch will go off and she will love it like my brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gu03alum View Post
    I just started using Gaia GPS app this year. I can download the map to use offline. It has most trails on it. It has been very helpful when I have needed to retrace my steps back down a mountain with no trail. It will track your route. For example, coming down Mt Prophet we kept getting off route and we were able to correct.
    Thanks
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    The Dawn Wall is at theaters tomorrow for one day if anyone is interested

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    The fall colors are amazing in the mountains right now. Go get some! Did several hikes this week. Boston Basin, off trail traverse to Sahale Arm, descended back to car via Cascade Pass is an interesting loop, done that one several times. Hidden Lake Lookout is always nice, I didn't do Hidden Lake Peak this time. Hit Green Mountain last (off Suiattle River Road, I'm sure there are multiple Green Mountains in Washington). All 3 were nice but the color on Green Mountain definitely stood out. Big patches of blueberries are ablaze (and still plenty of ripe berries), some ferns are golden, mountain ash, a little bit of false hellebore, probably a few other things. Red, orange and yellow every which way.

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    Adding some links with pics to help with the stoke. Looking at other TRs on a few websites, colors are popping all over the Cascades currently, both east and west slope.

    http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8028337
    http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8028338
    http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8028339 (this one is in technicolor)

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    Last week I met my brother, my dad, and his wife in Nevada. We went to Great Basin National Park to climb Nevada's second highest peak, Wheeler Peak. It was not a difficult hike. It starts at around 10,000 feet and goes to a little over 13,000 feet. It was very windy and when we hit the ridge that you hike up it was extremely windy. It felt like it would blow you off the mountain. My dad had climbed the mountain before and decided he had had enough wind and turned around. My brother and I kept going. I had never been in wind that strong before. At one point I stumbled and I struggled to get up. The wind wouldn't let me. At the top, there were stone walls constructed to keep us out of the wind. It was worth it though. It was so beautiful.

    our view of the mountain as we headed up. The Aspens were all bright yellow.





    This is the beginning of the exposed ridge with all the wind.



    I had a Fremont Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop IPA for my summit beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    Adding some links with pics to help with the stoke. Looking at other TRs on a few websites, colors are popping all over the Cascades currently, both east and west slope.

    http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8028337
    http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8028338
    http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8028339 (this one is in technicolor)
    Beautiful pictures!
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    That looks nice. I've never been to Great Basin NP.


    Went up Vesper Peak yesterday. I haven't been up there for several years, I've had an itch to visit but didn't really want to be there in the middle of the ongoing search. The private search party recently removed their base camp and are not actively searching currently. It was good being up there again. It was beautiful as ever. Only a few other people, nearly had it to myself, so peaceful.

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    It's larch season. Did a repeat from several years ago, partially x-country loop from Carne Mountain to Leroy Creek. Stunningly beautiful day, so happy to be out there enjoying the blue sky and sunshine and views.

    http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8028456

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    Mission Peak...couple inches of snow above 6500'...on mostly north slopes....bluebird fall day..had the place to myself ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    It's larch season. Did a repeat from several years ago, partially x-country loop from Carne Mountain to Leroy Creek. Stunningly beautiful day, so happy to be out there enjoying the blue sky and sunshine and views.

    http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8028456
    I climbed Carne Mountain on Saturday also! It was beautiful. We didn't do the loop and went up and back.



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    That's cool gu03! I wonder if we crossed paths? We left Seattle fairly early but it's a long drive, got started hiking probably a bit before 9 am I think. We finished just before dark. We were really happy the 59er Diner food truck is open til 9 on Fri and Sat, we were able to get some tasty burgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    That's cool gu03! I wonder if we crossed paths? We left Seattle fairly early but it's a long drive, got started hiking probably a bit before 9 am I think. We finished just before dark. We were really happy the 59er Diner food truck is open til 9 on Fri and Sat, we were able to get some tasty burgers.
    Apparently, I didn't start until 10:30 which is kind of sad because we camped at Lake Wenatchee the night before. It was such a nice morning that I think we were kind of slow to break camp. That road up to the trail head keeps getting worse, but it's kind of fun to drive on in my Ridgeline. We didn't summit until 1:30 because we took a long break in the meadow before heading up the rest of the way to Carne. So we probably never crossed paths. We couldn't have asked for better conditions on Saturday. Larches were perfect and weather was perfect. We also stopped at the 59er diner around 5:30. It was good food, but boy was it cold eating outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gu03alum View Post
    Apparently, I didn't start until 10:30 which is kind of sad because we camped at Lake Wenatchee the night before. It was such a nice morning that I think we were kind of slow to break camp. That road up to the trail head keeps getting worse, but it's kind of fun to drive on in my Ridgeline. We didn't summit until 1:30 because we took a long break in the meadow before heading up the rest of the way to Carne. So we probably never crossed paths. We couldn't have asked for better conditions on Saturday. Larches were perfect and weather was perfect. We also stopped at the 59er diner around 5:30. It was good food, but boy was it cold eating outside.
    Yeah the road sucks.

    Ha ha. If you thought it was cold eating at 5:30, you shoulda been there at 8:30! We ate in the car with the heat on, but I froze my backside off while we were waiting for our order to come out.

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