September 11-12, 2015: Stevens Pass & vicinity (Washington)

The first 40 photos are from a 14-mile hike to the top of Surprise Mountain, near Stevens Pass. The next 23 are from a bit further east (Mt. McCausland and Lake Valhalla) the next day. The trip ended with a stop at Deception Falls and a short but steep hike to the top of Index Town Wall.
foamflower
Surprise Creek Trail
steps
Surprise Creek Trail
mushroom
Surprise Creek Trail
bird's-nest fungus
Surprise Creek Trail
false solomon's-seal berries
Surprise Creek Trail
Surprise Lake
Surprise Creek Trail
trail through fall huckleberries
Pacific Crest Trail
pika with a mouthful
Pacific Crest Trail
Surprise Mountain & talus
Pacific Crest Trail
Thunder Mountain
Pacific Crest Trail
Glacier Lake & Glacier Peak
Pacific Crest Trail
pond below Surprise Mountain
Pacific Crest Trail
red huckleberry leaves
Pacific Crest Trail
Thunder Mountain & craggy ridges
Pacific Crest Trail
Surprise Valley
Surprise Mountain
view to the southeast
Surprise Mountain
the trail, 1200 feet below
Surprise Mountain
view to the southeast
Surprise Mountain
Mt. Daniel & Mt. Hinman
Surprise Mountain Trail
trail through huckleberries
Surprise Mountain Trail
Surprise Creek Valley
Surprise Gap
Glacier Peak
Surprise Gap
pink mountain heather
Surprise Mountain Trail
Surprise Gap
Old Cascade Crest Trail
Thunder Mountain
Pacific Crest Trail
Glacier Lake
Pacific Crest Trail
Surprise Lake
Surprise Creek Trail
horsetails
Surprise Creek Trail
white water buttercup
Surprise Creek Trail
white water buttercup
Surprise Creek Trail
fireweed seeds
Surprise Creek Trail
green comma butterfly
Surprise Creek Trail
wolf's milk slime mold
Surprise Creek Trail
hairy mushrooms
Surprise Creek Trail
big western red-cedar
Surprise Creek Trail
large-leaf avens
Surprise Creek Trail
fall colors
Pacific Crest Trail
huckleberry leaves
Pacific Crest Trail
fall colors
Mt. McCausland
Lichtenberg Mountain
Mt. McCausland
Glacier Peak
Mt. McCausland
summit register box
Mt. McCausland
Dow Lake
Mt. McCausland
view to the west
Mt. McCausland
Mount Baker
Mt. McCausland
Jove Peak
Mt. McCausland
basin above Lake Valhalla
Mt. McCausland
gray jay
Lake Valhalla
Deception Falls
Deception Falls Picnic Area
Deception Falls
Deception Falls Picnic Area
Lower Town Wall
Index Town Wall
white fungus
Index Town Wall
mossy glen
Index Town Wall
Upper Town Wall
Index Town Wall
asters
Index Town Wall
white asters
Index Town Wall
Upper Town Wall
Index Town Wall
Pacific nine-bark seeds
Index Town Wall
the trail
Index Town Wall
the trail
Index Town Wall
mossy boulders
Index Town Wall
Gunn Peak
Index Town Wall
Baring Mountain
Index Town Wall
Town Wall panorama
Index Town Wall
overhanging cliffs
Index Town Wall
railroad tracks
Index Town Wall
Index Town Wall
Index-Galena Road

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