Columbine, wild geranims and blue bell on the way up McHugh
Starting up the trail
There were really nice flowers the first few hundred feet of elevation. It was beautiful
wild geraniums, columbines, and of course dandelions
The ridge we are heading to
poisonous purple monkshod
It was hot on the first pitch
Andrew points out the loop, down, across, around and back up
Tessa scopes for bears
Trail through the alder
Enjoying the spongy tundra
Someon forgot to dump the ashes of this guy. Instead, they just dumped the entire container. Yuck. Glimpse of mortality.
A funeral home in Seattle and this guy died a while ago. Why are his ashes here? Why the entire box?
We heard a very very high pitched Tessa bark. She likely found a bear. I've never heard that bark before. Tessa's first grizz? We got out of there quick. Tikko wasn't as excited. He left Tessa in charge of security.
Tessa enjoys the view of the suicide peaks
Tikko cools off in Rabbit Creek
Enjoying the last patches of snow
Heading up to Rabbit Lakes
North suicide and the rim traverse
Tik on the Tundra
View of McHugh Creek valley.
Tikko watching the view
Tessa whines when she's nervous, but on she goes
Tikko is getting more and more sure footed
At the top of a 1200 foot pitch on the ridge now
Turnagain arm view
Tikko and Tessa on the scree
Tikko view of McHugh creek
A running on 'mars'
Three Dall sheep
out of focus Dall sheep.
Tikko sunset view- argh! Sunset. And we're past the solstice
Tikko side view. My nice boy.
Tik and Tess are buds
Sunset view of fire island