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Tiger Mtn.—Summits 2 & 3

6.5 miles of hiking • 2750' elevation gain •

Started from the Highpoint TH & took various trails up to summit 2. From their hike over to summit 3 & then descended via the Cable Line Trail.

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March 17, 2018

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Olympics-Deer Ridge

9 miles of hiking • 3500' elevation gain •

Was shooting for the summit of Blue Mtn. but got a late start & settled on getting up to the top of Deer Ridge which was at approx 5700’. Microspikes used for the first 3 miles or so & than we swtched to snowshoes for the final bit.

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March 10, 2018


Tiger Mt—Summit 3

5.98 miles of hiking • 2750' elevation gain •

Took Section Line Trail up to the summit of Tiger 3. Top 3rd of the trail was extremely icy & microspikes were used.

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March 3, 2018


Olympics—Big Creek

8.6 miles of hiking • 2500' elevation gain •

Hiked as far up as where the trail intersects with the lower Mt. Ellinor Trail. On this day the entire route was snow covered but no traction devices were used.

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February 24, 2018


Tiger Mtn.—Poo Poo Point

5.28 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •

Took the Chirico Trail up to Poo Poo Point. They have really gentrified this trail with lots of new switchbacks & stone steps. For a short training hike the old trail was much better.

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February 18, 2018


Tiger Mtn.

5.73 miles of hiking • 2750' elevation gain •

Section Line Trail to the summit of Tiger 3

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February 10, 2018


Mt. Rose

6 miles of hiking • 3500' elevation gain •

Snow began a bit before the summit loop junction & while I used micro spikes I wish I had brought the snowshoes as the postholing became a pain the higher one climbed due to the warm temps.Trail to the top is relatively easy to follow after the junction. Just keep your eyes open for the orange ribbons.

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February 3, 2018

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Chambers Bay Park

4.5 miles of hiking • 750' elevation gain •

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January 27, 2018


Pt. Defiance Park

4.75 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •

Windy, rainy, muddy.....just a typical winter hike @ Pt. Defiance Park.

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January 21, 2018

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Mt. Rainier-Reflection Lake & Pinnacle Saddle Attempt

5.31 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •

Began the hike at the Narada Falls TH. Snowshoe trails were clearly marked & easy to follow to the lake. The trail up to Pinnacle Saddle required some route finding & we quit when the post holing got hip deep.

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January 13, 2018


Pt. Defiance

4.72 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •

Typical seasonal sloppy muddy trails. The dog is always up for a good sloppy hike with a quick clean up swim in the sound. Woof!

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January 6, 2018


Mt. Walker

5.5 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •

Nice views. One could clearly see 3 volcanoes along with downtown Seattle.

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January 3, 2018


Mt. Rainier-Paradise

3.17 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

Annual New Years day hike with the family. Place was a zoo but once you hiked about a mile up from the visitor center the crowds thinned out.

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January 1, 2018


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