Bouldering on Mount Pilchuck 8/2/2017

The Goal is in Sight
The Goal is in Sight

Great hike today with Ken, Carl and Mike, who is back from his post-retirement vacation to Iceland, Spain and New York City. He was up for a hike and we weren’t disappointed today.

The stats for Mount Pilchuck – about 2,100 feet of elevation gain and a bit less than six miles – sounds like something in the winter on Tiger Mountain. But this is not Tiger Mountain, this is a boulder-fest. Check out the scramble at the end:

The Final Scramble
The Final Scramble

The lookout at the top is awesome and has diagrams on each of the four sides of the mountains visible in that direction:

Mountains visible from one side of the lookout
Mountains visible from one side of the lookout

Unfortunately, the views today were not very good due to the smokey sky. There are large fires north and east of us right now and the sky is hazy with smoke:

Too Smoky to see Everything
Too Smoky to see Everything

There is still some snow up there right now:

Looking Down at Some Snow
Looking Down at Some Snow

Our track:

https://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/by/djhiker/mount-pilchuck-8-2-2017#.WYJqm1GQypo

 

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