Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bear Creek Mountain

In mid September, Donald and I went on a hike with a group of Rotarians.
Every year one of the Rotarians, who has a cabin in the gorgeous mountains near White Pass, puts together a nearby hike and holds a salmon dinner at his cabin afterward.
Donald and I have wanted to go for a few years now, but since its on a Friday, work or school obligations always sneak their way into our plans.
This year though, it worked out!

The cabin is about 45 minutes outside of town, but the trailhead for the hike was another 45 or so minutes up bumpy logging roads.

The hike itself was approximately 6 miles round trip.
It was not a difficult hike - kids could definitely do this with no problem.
The last bit of the trail leading up to the summit consisted of a lot of switchbacks on rocky terrain and probably the hardest part of the hike...but so worth it when we got to the top.

The pictures are courtesy of a Rotarian who was smart enough to bring along his Cannon.

When we got to the top...just before the actual summit, Mt. Adams (called Pahto by the Native Americans) rose in front of us it all glory!
 At the top of the summit, the Goat Rocks came into view...
And on the other side as we turned to our right, was Mt. Rainier...
Clouds came and went, but for the most part, we had the most incredible day for summiting this gorgeous mountain!

Time for a lunch break and group photos...
After enjoying the surroundings for a while longer, we began our descent.
It was more difficult on the way down and took longer.
But, if you go up, you have to come down!

A delicious dinner and a fun evening were our reward!
I know I've said this plenty of times on this blog, but I am so grateful for the beauty in our backyard! 
I feel like we live in the most amazing place and I love taking advantage of the valley we call home and all the treasures nearby!
*Note*  I can't take the photo credits for most of the amazing pictures on the blog.  One of our hiking partners named Matt Morgan took the pictures and was kind enough to send us copies.

1 comment:

  1. Breathtaking photos, as always! A trip without the kids, yet you are still thinking about the kids. Parenthood never takes a vacation. :)