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Hike up Mt. Pilchuck

Today at 6:00 a.m. myself, my sister Keren, my dad, my little brother Benjamin, my friend Josiah, and Keren’s friend Crystal all hiked up a mountain that resides about a two hour drive from our house, called Mt. Pilchuck, not to be confused with “Woodchuck” or “upchuck”. Regardless of the light the name may cast on the mountain, it is actually a very beautiful and fun hike. We’ve done it once before, and it took us about 3.5 hours to summit. Today, we made it in about 2.5 hours. There is BEAUTIFUL scenery on the way up, and lots of fog. :) At the top of the mountain, when the weather is clear, you have the best view in Washington State (or so it is said). Unfortunately, we did not have this pleasure, and it was very misty at the top…which added a mystical surreal feeling to it all. The hike is mostly dirt with scattered rocks, although in some places, you have to climb over some slightly large boulders. At the top of the mountain, there is a large collection of boulders, and an old fire lookout at the top, where we stopped to eat lunch, and rest. After about 45 minutes, we started heading down. Josiah and I decided to run, so we ran all the way down the mountain (and I mean ran), and cut off about an hour of time. It felt good, getting to the bottom, passing up everyone as we charged in our mad dash down the mountain (with our backpacks). No doubt we were taken several times for aspiring marines. :D

Here’s a whole bunch of AWESOME shots I got on the mountain…enjoy!

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Monday, September 1st, 2008 Uncategorized 62 Comments

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