the drive up...
glacial runoff with recent flood damage
suns coming up over same shot
shot taken from bridge, remember “ the bridge”
downstream view of bridge
Southern view of Tatoosh Range
Paradise view of southern face of Rainier
the way up
attack of the hoary marmot!!!
the classic rodent neck bite!
looking back at paradise meadows with tatoosh range in background, note mysterious flying object :)
Mt St Helens 40 or so miles away, northern face is blown away
looking down nisqually glacier runoff... see the little bridge?
very tall waterfall, we are about 1 mile from it, the lower boulders are the size of cars
same view without zoom
trail up, get in line!
southern face with trail in foreground
mini glaciers, muir snowfield is top left, if you zoom in you can see climbers on upper right field... aout 1.5 miles up
12x zoom shot of climbers.
southern view, not meadows at base... mt adams at left, st helens at right in background
the look up, abby is soooooo excited...
the trail down
first snowfield complete!, good view of mt adams.
me, dont let the chicken legs fool you!!
southern view, another mt adams and cascades shot.
crabs on her way up
after 2 hours of climbing up the glacier, we finally arive at Muir Camp, 10118ft, first and last stop for peakers
lonely photog on glacier
the view down Muir snowfield
some lonely tenters.
Cowlitz Glacier with crevasses, one guy said about 400ft deep.
Camp Muir shelter and tents. we arrived from left. pic taken looking west.
looking up cowlitz glacier at summit, 3 miles and 4000' away.
view south, down from Camp muir, those “tiny” mts are the tatoosh range.
me at camp Muir
emergency lodge at camp muir
trail to summit, note two little climbers on trail left of center. 1000ft Cathedral rocks with nasty climb over notch
the fastest way down... the most fun i've had here!
climbing back down to tourista-ville and civilization
meadow walk at paradise
overexposed shot of southern face.
southern face with snowfields to left. muir snowfield appears near-horizontal, location of camp demarcated. pic taken 2000ft above paradise meadows
southern face with snowfields to left. muir snowfield appears near-horizontal