Tuesday, October 13, 2009

An autumn hike

On Saturday, Ken and I hiked the Maple Pass/Lake Ann loop route, starting at Rainy Pass. It was a brisk day with lots of sunshine and fall colors.
Lake Ann

Maple Pass/Lake Ann loop hike

Maple Pass/Lake Ann loop hike

Liberty Bell seems lost in all the other big mountains in this view

Maple Pass/Lake Ann loop hike

The cirque behind these larch trees is directly above Rainy Lake. Its tiny glacier cannot be seen here.

Maple Pass/Lake Ann loop hike

Remnants of summer wildflowers

Maple Pass/Lake Ann loop hike

That's the high spot

Maple Pass/Lake Ann loop hike

Heading up to that high spot

Maple Pass/Lake Ann loop hike

Looking down the other side.

Maple Pass/Lake Ann loop hike

That's Glacier Peak on the left surrounded by other glacier covered mountains. There are more glaciers in the North Cascades than in the rest of the lower 48. Well, that's what they told us at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center.

Maple Pass/Lake Ann loop hike

Heading down the other side with our high spot in front of us

Maple Pass/Lake Ann loop hike

Larch reflections in Lake Ann

Maple Pass/Lake Ann loop hike

Maple Pass/Lake Ann loop hike

1 comment:

Scott said...

Looks amazing. Sorry we were unable to make it this year. We'll try again next year.

Scott