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July 29-30, 2017: Vesper Peak & Mt. Pilchuck, North Cascades, Washington

This album is from a weekend trip to Mountain Loop Highway in northwestern Washington. After summiting both Vesper Peak and Sperry Peak on Saturday (9 miles, 5000' of elevation gain), Sunday's crowded trek up Mt. Pilchuck (5.6 miles, 2300') was pretty unremarkable in comparison.
Morning Star Peak trailside waterfall ridges south and southeast of Big Four Mountain Sperry Peak clasping twisted-stalk berries
hardhack (Douglas's spirea) fireweed goat's beard very late trillium dew on fan-leaf cinquefoil
subalpine fleabane copperbush columbine, lupine, & arnica subalpine fleabane alpine hawkweed
pink mountain heather white mountain heather bushwhack Wirtz Basin & Twin Peaks gully below Headlee Pass
Brewer's mitrewort pink mountain heather, budding mountain arnica pink mountain heather alpine speedwell
willow-herb north ridge of Morning Star Peak view toward Glacier Peak Vesper Peak Davidson's penstemon
view to the south Morning Star Peak meltwater below Lake Elan (Vesper Lake) Cascade blueberry (blue-leaf huckleberry) Vesper Peak
Wolf Peak & Sperry Peak panorama saddle between Wolf Peak & Sperry peak Vesper Peak ascent Morning Star Peak, Del Campo Peak, & Gothic Peak Sperry Peak
Headlee Pass, Lewis Peak, & the Monte Cristo massif view toward Mt. Rainier lupines & partridgefoot yellow mountain heather Cascade timberline grasshopper
white mountain heather Copper Lake & Big Four Mountain view to the northeast view to the southeast slab on the north side of Vesper Peak
Vesper Peak's northwest face subalpine fleabane lupine Vesper Peak's north face Wolf Peak
Sperry Peak approach Lake Elan (Vesper Lake) Big Four Mountain snowfield & cliffs subalpine fleabane
Vesper Peak, Wolf Peak, & Lake Elan Big Four Mountain distant smoke Vesper Peak Sperry Peak's summit
Morning Star Peak trail to Headlee Pass mountain arnica alpine lady fern fiddleheads leather-leaf saxifrage
clasping twisted-stalk flowers western rattlesnake-root devil's club berries rooty trail Del Campo Peak
northwest twayblade western coralroot marine layer bunchberry flowers Three Fingers
north side of Mt. Pilchuck view to the southeast view to the east-northeast feet selfie clouds & rocks
Mt. Pilchuck Lookout hiker on a crag Mt. Pilchuck's summit Mt. Pilchuck's summit false lily-of-the-valley

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