In June David and some other celebrants did a pre bachelor party hike to Iron Peak. A krumholz on the hike up.
David photographing Mt. Stuart.
Jason looking at Mt. Rainier.
Hiking legs in front of Rainier.
Mt. Stuart under interesting clouds.
Walking along the ridge under dramatic clouds from Iron Peak.
In mid August I hiked into Dorothy and Bear Lakes.
Boardwalk in the forest.
Interesting reflections in Dorothy Lake.
In early September I spent a Saturday traversing the ridge around Mowich Lake at Rainier. Dawn on a cloud.
Early morning light on Rainier from Spray Park.
Rainier reflection from Spray Park.
Sunrise from above Spray Park.
View on Mowich Lake, formerly known as Crater Lake.
Finishing up the lake circumnavication.
An early season snowfall inspired an October ski tour on the Russell Glacier. After a few mile hike to Spray Park, bright smiles ready for the first ski tour of the season.
A bear was here!
Lots of sunshine.
Skinning up the Flett Glacier was steep and smooth.
Dave checking out the view at the lunch break.
We were in the sun while everyone else in Western Washington was in the clouds. The Olympic Range in the distance.
We had a lot of mountain all to our selves.
At our high point overlooking the Russell Glacier.
The dirty end of the Carbon Glacier.
David getting ready to ski some more.
Interesting ridge above the clouds.
Skiing above the Carbon Glacier.
Skiing below Mt. Rainier on the Russell Glacier.
Skiing a smooth ridge.
A lake below the Flett Glacier.
Hiking out once the snow got too thin.