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Lucas Earl #26730
(Seattle, Washington, United States)  
Napeequa River Headwaters and the Butterfly Glacier, Glacier Peak Wilderness,
WA (Sept. 2017)
I grew up in Vermont, so the first time I ever saw snow in the summer time was on Vancouver Island, on the highway to Tofino, in August 2002. Ever since then I've been intrigued by anyplace that's high enough up to have a snow or glacier in the warmer months. I've been fortunate to explore a few beautiful spots in BC, and since moving to Seattle have been exploring the Cascades as well (but nothing yet compares to the scenery of Salal Creek/Athelney Pass).

Happy to have stumbled across Bivouac years ago, and slowly attempting to enter trip reports a year or so late to expand the knowledge base. I like to focus on adding feature photos that highlight glacial change in Washington and SW BC as well.

Trips Insert
78 2010.07.22 Adventures near Athelney Pass: Ochre Mountain and Salal Peak
42 2012.08.09 Mount Shepherd: the Long Way
51 2013.06.08 Carbon Glacier Bike and Hike (Mt Rainier Area)
48 2013.07.04 Blanca Lake (WA) and Kyes Peak Attempt
53 2013.08.07 Overlord Mountain and Russet Lake: a Public Transit Adventure
43 2015.06.23 Trematon Mountain (Lasqueti) via new trail
48 2015.06.28 Coliseum Mountain via Lynn Valley in the heat
71 2015.08.24 Generic Mountain Nomenclature: Trip to Bedwell Lake
49 2015.09.29 Volcanophobia: Daytrip to Burroughs Mountain
50 2015.10.06 The Roar of the Wild: Granite Mountain (WA) Hike
46 2015.10.17 Only one Surprise: Hike to Surprise and Glacier Lakes
Photo Essays Insert
16 2020.05.28 Mount Pennell - SW Ridge from subpeak
12 2020.05.28 Mount Hillers from Mount Pennell communication towers
11 2020.05.23 Mount Adams - East aspect telephoto
10 2020.05.24 Cache Peak sunrise - from the NE
13 2020.05.24 Jim Sage Mountains from the north
16 2020.05.24 Black Peak from the NW
14 2020.05.25 Mount Waas from the La Sal Loop Road
12 2020.05.25 Mount Peale and the crown of the La Sals from the La Sal Loop Road
11 2020.05.25 Haystack Mountain from the La Sal Loop Road
11 2020.05.25 Mount Tukuhnikivatz from the La Sal Loop Road
13 2020.05.25 Mount Peale and the La Sal Mountains from the WSW (Rustler Point)

Road Bulletins
2 2020.05.21 Open Thursday May 21 WA-123
2 2020.05.12 Soft reopen today WA-20
3 2020.05.10 Basically a bushwhack from the start Middle Fork Cascade River Trail
8 2020.05.10 Hiked 1 mi past the Middle Fork crossing South Fork Cascade River Trail
3 2020.05.09 Similar condition as last year NF-1571
8 2020.05.09 Similar condition as last year NF-1570
3 2020.05.10 Freshly graded, closed at mi 18 Cascade River Road
3 2020.05.07 Road reopened to end Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road - Section 1
3 2020.01.07 Closed at Mile 9 Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road - Section 1
5 2019.10.17 Upper section reopened NF-63
5 2019.08 Last damaged section slated to be repaired pending review NF-63

Equipment Reviews Insert

General Articles Insert

Discussions Insert
2020.12.18 Big slide in Elliot Creek (Southgate River/Bute Inlet)
2017.04.17 Kaskalwush Glacier - Similar events in the Pacific Northwest?
2014.09.16 Using Peakfinder to help identify peaks?