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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:02 am 
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Valerie, Mike, and I fled the country just after thanksgiving. We headed to the most prominent peak that we could see on the northern lefthand skyline, due north of Bellingham. In Frasier country there seems an industrious fervor in the whole Valley, and quiet farm towns are becomming overrun by the reach of the central city. We took a small ferry across the great river, though someday soon there may be a bridge here.

A trail starts at the provincial park down in the woods by a lake, then winds its way though an obstacle course of second growth, boulders, and slippery wooden structures. At about 1200m it enters the old growth, leading up to a rounded alpine ridge.

We took shelter in a small hut just below the summit. Its perch on 'the Golden Aerie' is a great vantage point into the wilds just to the north. Mounts Robie Reid and Judge Howay took on nice alpenglow, taunting even the experienced bushwhacker with their remoteness.

The brilliance of the moon was our midnight sun. It was bright enough to see the distant horizons, and brought to the foreground more detail than the weak daylight had. With a little snow and ice for ambience, we soon reached the topmost singularity of our little world.

Photos here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/kevinsteffa ... GoldenEars


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:39 am 
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Here are a few of my pics from the trip


Kevin descends a ladder with snowshows
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Baker Sunset
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Moonrise
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Midnight Sun
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We didn't have much of a view from the summit
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Great trip!


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