Notes from the Trail

2009

2009 was an interesting hiking year for me.  I spent more time hiking with groups of people, but I completed few of the hikes on my "wish list."  I spent more time hiking in Eastern Washington, but I hiked only once in the Teanaway.  I didn't make the trip to many of my favorite destinations, and I only rarely glimpsed the Enchantments, which I had been stalking for the past two years.  But I added snow camping to my repertoire, and I set out on my first long-distance backpack trip through the heart of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.  I was challenged this year by weather and found myself out in thunderstorms and fierce winter conditions.  It was an unusually good year for wildflowers, and it seemed like no matter where I went this summer, I found the wildflowers at their peak. 

Little Si - December 27, 2009

Lake Angeles - December 12 -13, 2009

Stevens Pass - December 5 - 6, 2009

Reflection Lakes - November 27, 2009

Rattlesnake Mountain - November 21, 2009

Heybrook Ridge - November 7, 2009

Cowiche Mountain - October 31, 2009

Box Canyon Creek - October 24, 2009

Ingalls Lake - October 10, 2009

Pete Lake - October 4, 2009

Kautz Creek - September 20, 2009

Chatter Creek - September 12, 2009

Sheep Lake - September 5 - 6, 2009

Tuck Lake - August 23, 2009

Snowgrass Flats - August 15, 2009

PCT / Section J - July 25 - 31, 2009

Berekely Park/Grand Park - July 18, 2009

Baker Lake - July 11 - 12, 2009

Klahhane Ridge - July 3, 2009

Icicle Gorge - June 27 - 28, 2009

Ipsut Creek - June 20 - 21, 2009

Ingalls Creek - June 14, 2009

Fragrance & Lost Lakes - June 7, 2009

Icicle Gorge - June 6, 2009

Icicle Ridge - May 31, 2009

4th of July Creek - May 30, 2009

Umtanum Ridge - May 24, 2009

Ingalls Creek - May 17, 2009

Umtanum Ridge - May 16, 2009

Two Sisters - May 10, 2009

Manastash Ridge - May 9, 2009

Umtanum Creek Canyon - May 2, 2009

Skyline Lake - April 25 - 26, 2009

Cape Alava - April 17 - 19, 2009

Dungeness Lighthouse - April 12, 2009

Lime Kiln - April 11, 2009

Umtanum Ridge - April 5, 2009

Raptor Ridge/Pine Lake - March 29, 2009

Pinnacle Peak - March 28, 2009

Wallace Lake - March 22, 2009

Mazama Ridge - March 14, 2009

Oyster Dome/Lily Lake - February 28, 2009

Mt. Baker - February 21 - 22, 2009

Heybrook Ridge - February 7, 2009

Mt Si - January 31, 2009

Snoqualmie Pass - January 24 - 25, 2009

Gold Creek Basin - January 17, 2009

Amabalis Mountain - January 4, 2009