Old growth forests, lots of creek crossings, nice views, good climbs and the worst devil's club bushwhack ever. We had a little bit of everything yesterday out in the Central Cascades just west of Stevens Pass.
|Our inverse lollipop: up Deception Creek to the pass, over to Marmot Lake, back to the pass and on the PCT to Surprise Mountain, summited, descended via the gap, out Surprise Creek, back to our start.|
|Dave crossing Deception Creek (mile 7ish?).|
|Greg in the Deception Pass area.|
|"Aid station" below Marmot Lake.|
|Sup Dave? PCT toward Deception Lakes; Mt. Daniel (r) and Cathedral Rock (l).|
|Looking north from Surprise Gap.|
|SE on the right, NW on far left, from the summit of Surprise Mountain, 6,330'. Some notable peaks: Mt. Stuart, far back right, Glacier to the north and Sloan in back left.|
|Me, Greg, Dave.|
|Dave descending from Surprise Gap to Glacier Lake.|
It was an awesome day, and my last long run before White River (which Dave and Greg also are running). See you boys in two weeks!