Summerland

October 6, 2012
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  • DSC 0272  The parking lot at Fryingpan Creek - just inside the White River entrance of Mt Rainier.
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  • DSC 0282  It was way chilly - maybe about 40F out.  But nice, nonetheless.
  • DSC 0283  Really thick forest, starting out.
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  • DSC 0326  It's tough to see, but that's a deep ravine.
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  • DSC 0330  Starting to get close to the treeline
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  • DSC 0333  Frozen waterfalls!
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  • DSC 0352  That's the tip of Rainier poking out, white in the background
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  • DSC 0361  Super Diann!
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  • DSC 0363  A pony tail...
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  • DSC 0373  Rainer poking its head out, again...
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  • DSC 0389  Cooll bridge
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  • DSC 0406  Approaching Summerland
  • DSC 0407  Little Tahoma on the left, and Rainier summit to the right
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  • DSC 0413  Great view of Little Tahoma and Rainier
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  • DSC 0427  More frozen waterfalls
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  • DSC 0433  AAAACCCCKKK!
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  • DSC 0440  The last uphill bit before Summerland
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  • DSC 0450  Summerland
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  • DSC 0456  Beautiful, beautiful place.
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  • DSC 0475  Lots of ice.
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  • DSC 0488  We went a couple miles past the camp.  We stopped and ate lunch by a large stream, then turned around and came back.
  • DSC 0490  Lots more frozen waterfalls!
  • IMG 3363  And interesting rocks
  • DSC 0501  This is the stream we at lunch by.
  • DSC 0509  Same stream.  I figure this is around 6,500 Ft.
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  • DSC 0535  Little Tahoma and Rainier summit.
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  • DSC 0551  Summerland Group shelter.  A really cool place right on the edge of a cliff overlooking this valley.
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  • DSC 0552  Summerland
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  • DSC 0554  The outhouse at Summerland Camp
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  • IMG 3323  Back home!