Climbing Snoqualmie Mountain, Washington

Heading down

It's been a couple of years since we did this one and with Will always pushing for a summit we tackled Snoqualmie Mountain his week. You couldn't ask for a better day! The smoke from the fires in Eastern Washington had cleared and you could actually see to the next mountain - the air was crisp and clear and you could see forever - we had views to southern Washington (Adams) to the south and could see peaks north (Glacier and Baker) and into Canada. 

Gary on the edge

Gary on the edge.

This climb is a full body workout with what seems to be a never-ending grind to the top - 3200 feet of gain in 2.5 miles. Even for old guys, we made it in just under 2.5 hours - impressive by old guy standards. 

Erik, Will, Indie

Now for a brew!

On top we enjoyed some top shelf pumpkin brew from Will, followed by some cheaper beer chasers - worth toating up that weight on a day like this! This is on our top ten climbs for 2012....good friends, awesome views, and excellent brews on top!!! 

Snow Lake

Snow Lake

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