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Lake Valhalla - Smith Brook Mount Saint Helens

January 14, 2007
A mid winter snowshoe trip to a very pretty alpine lake. Just a few miles from Stevens Pass follow the snow covered Smith Brook Road as it climbs to a saddle between McCausland and Lichtenberg Mountains.   (Album)
May 12 - 13 , 2007
A spring scramble following the worm flows route to the lip of what remains of this Cascade volcano.  As we climbed higher we found ourselves sandwiched between clouds layers with only the other volcanic peaks for company.   (Album)
Teanaway Peak - Pt. 6765 Upper Florence Lake
June 3, 2007
A day trip to one of my favorite spring destinations.  The Teanaway in eastern Washington melts out early and gives the hiker/climber access to the high country when the Cascades are still buried in winter snow.   (Album)
August 24 - 25, 2007
We camped at this very pretty and as it turns out private lake north of Grindstone Mountain.  Icicle Ridge connects Grindstone, Cape Horn and Snowgrass in a long rugged chain of high points.   (Album)
Fortune & Ingalls Peaks Martin & Cheops Peaks
September 22, 2007
An early fall trip to view the golden Larch in Headlight Basin and scramble two peaks by a slightly different route.  Mt. Stuart, the third highest non-volcanic peak in the state sits just across the way.   (Album)
September 27 - 30, 2007
Another trip to view the golden Larch in their prime.  The Sawtooth's east of Twisp and Carlton include many 8000'+ peaks where it's not unusual for snow to fall in mid September when the lowlands are still hot and dry.     (Album)
Cape Disappointment State Park
October 13 - 14, 2007
I think we got a weather window unusual for October on the coast and decided to take advantage.  We'd never been to Long Beach or Ilwaco and knew nothing about Cape Disappointment.  Columbia River near Astoria.  (Album not available)
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