Cloudy/Rainy Saturday Mt Hamilton Loop Hike. 5/3/14

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Cloudy/Rainy Saturday Mt Hamilton Loop Hike. 5/3/14

Post by rainrunner » May 4th, 2014, 2:47 am

Sunny during the week, cloudy/rainy on the weekends, gotta love the Pacific Northwest this time of year.

We started our hike, cloudy but dry from the Mt Hamilton trailhead. It finally started to drizzle then lightly rain as we neared the summit of Mt Hamilton. We then continued on a counter clockwise loop and followed Don's Cutoff back down to the Hardy Creek trail and back to main Mt Hamilton trail back to the our trailhead.

Even with the clouds and rain, this was a very pretty loop hike.

View Point of Beacon Rock and Columbia Gorge
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Mt Hamilton View
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Looking up
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Rodney Falls
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Tried to get a silhouette shot of this raven, but he decided to fly away at the last possible moment.
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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
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Interesting tree on the way up
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Following the saddle over to Don's Cutoff
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View along Don's Cutoff
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Bleeding Hearts
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False Solomon Seal
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Smooth Douglasia (I think) plus some Larkspur
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Indian Paintbrush
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Re: Cloudy/Rainy Saturday Mt Hamilton Loop Hike. 5/3/14

Post by kepPNW » May 4th, 2014, 7:28 am

Really captured the clouds nicely! Always a nice loop... :)
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Re: Cloudy/Rainy Saturday Mt Hamilton Loop Hike. 5/3/14

Post by adamschneider » May 4th, 2014, 7:42 am

rainrunner wrote:Smooth Douglasia (I think)
Phlox.

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Re: Cloudy/Rainy Saturday Mt Hamilton Loop Hike. 5/3/14

Post by Sean Thomas » May 4th, 2014, 5:37 pm

Thanks for the report, rainrunner. I wonder what the story is on the cracked tree?

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Re: Cloudy/Rainy Saturday Mt Hamilton Loop Hike. 5/3/14

Post by rainrunner » May 4th, 2014, 8:05 pm

Karl - Thanks but we sure would like to hike up there when there were no clouds to photograph, this was our second time up there with stormy skies.

Thanks Adam, I thought it started with a "P", but for the life of me I couldn't remember the name.

Sean, I am not sure about the bark on that tree, the core of the tree seemed to be solid though.
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