Plummer Peak

September 1, 2012
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  • DSC 0246  The parking lot at Reflection Lake.
  • DSC 0247  Reflection Lake
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  • DSC 0250  To get to Plummer, you hike up to the saddle between Pinnacle and Plummer.
  • DSC 0253  The sign says 1.3 miles but my GPS registered over 2.
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  • DSC 0300  Looking back at Rainier
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  • DSC 0336  You can see a switchback above us, on the shale
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  • DSC 0349  This is getting close to the saddle.
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  • DSC 0364  Looking across at Paradise, you can see the blue roof of the new visitor center.
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  • DSC 0369  Just before the saddle.
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  • DSC 0379  The saddle, in the background.  At right is Plummer Peak
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  • DSC 0396  Made it.
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  • DSC 0399  The trail at right goes to Pinnacle Peak, and the Castle.
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  • DSC 0402  Such a view!
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  • DSC 0406  Plummer Peak.  Seen from the saddle.
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  • DSC 0412  Looking back at Pinnacle, you can see why it's called Matterhorn of the west.  At its right is the Castle.
  • DSC 0413  A good shot of the switchbacks up to the saddle.
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  • DSC 0425  I was surprised, there was actually a little snow left on Plummer.
  • DSC 0429  The trail, such as it is, follows the ridge up the side of Plummer
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  • DSC 0439  Another really great shot of Pinnacle and the Castle
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  • DSC 0445  It clouded up around Rainier by the time we got near the summit of Plummer.  You can barely see the mountain peeking out.
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  • DSC 0448  Looking west over towards Eagle Peak, at right.
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  • DSC 0449  Nearing the summit of Plummer.
  • DSC 0452  A great shot of Diann with Pinnacle in the background.
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  • DSC 0470  The scramble just below the summit.
  • DSC 0474  Summit.  The view east
  • DSC 0475  Looking down at Paradise from the summit.
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  • DSC 0477  Our summit picture.  Looking south west.
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  • DSC 0481  The view south west from the summit.
  • DSC 0482  And north east
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  • IMG 3037  Descending...
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