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May 22nd, 2005


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mareklamo
02:06 pm - Summitted!
Yesterday's notable achievement was summitting Mount Pilchuck in the company of jkling, jackwilliambell, and two other friends.

The trail begins at 3100 feet above sea level and winds through an old growth forest to alpine heather and large rocks at the summit of Mount Pilchuck (5324 feet above sea level). (Park Overview)

We started hiking around 4pm; a late start, but we had brought flashlights in case we needed them on the way down. Higher up there was actually still some snow on the ground and on some parts of the trail. The top was mostly rocks with no accumulated snow. However there was snow falling from the sky! We were worried about the weather, so we didn't linger in the lookout building. After a quick bite to eat, we started back down. As we descended the snow gradually turned to rain. We made it to the bottom just after sunset without having to use our flashlights.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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From:jackwilliambell
Date:May 23rd, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
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I'm really hurting today. That was quite a climb.

So where to next?

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