The final 20' of this 8000' peak was too much even for Gwynnie. She was waiting in a safe spot about 20' below the summit when I took this video. There was quite a bit of off-trail scrambling, but most of the 3-day trip was just a walk. We spent the previous night perhaps 500' below this place. This is Sept. 2009, the end of the 3-month dry season, so the mountains are very bare and dry (this is the dry, east side of the Washington Cascades).
The panorama begins and ends with the NE face of Glacier Peak. The great rocky peak at 0:41 is called Bonanza, one of the biggest nonvolcanic peaks in Washington Sate. We came through Spider Gap at 1:00 the previous day. The sharp horn at 1:19 is the north side of Fortress Mtn., which we climbed the next day from the opposite, south, easy side. This is the popular Spider Gap/Cloudy Pass/Buck Creek Pass loop.
Just walking the dog.

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Comment by Sam Tsang on February 10, 2010 at 9:17pm
beautiful!
Comment by Geri & Sidney on February 9, 2010 at 1:55pm
Who needs Pandora when we have this? ;)
Comment by RILEY, MAGGIE and Christine Kemp on February 9, 2010 at 1:52pm
This is beautiful. Just to think about a corgi hiking to this elevation is awe inspiring. What stamina both you and Al and Gwynnie have!
Comment by Geri & Sidney on February 9, 2010 at 1:41pm
wow, it's like another world. Beautiful.

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