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Lucas Earl #26730
(Seattle, Washington, United States)
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At the head of the Napeequa Valley, 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.

Trip Reports Insert
46 2016.08.13 Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm: 10 Years Later
47 2016.06.19 Melakwa Lake via Denny Creek
44 2016.06.04 Colchuck Lake via Stuart Lake Trail
43 2016.04.30 Proper Wilderness Stewardship on Teanaway Ridge
43 2016.04.09 An evening hike to Lake Serene
47 2016.02.20 Just part of the crowd on Mailbox Peak
43 2016.01.31 Mastering the Accidental Creek Plunge: Taylor River/Otter Falls Hike
42 2015.12.29 Snowshoe up the CPR Arrowsmith Trail
42 2015.12.24 Christmas Eve snowshoe to Lake Helen Mackenzie
50 2015.12.06 Investigation of the Suiattle River Trail
46 2015.10.17 Only one Surprise: Hike to Surprise and Glacier Lakes
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Feature Photos Insert
6 2015.12.25 Mount Shepherd from Qualicum Beach
10 2015.12.24 Mount Elma from Lake Helen Mackenzie
9 2015.12.24 Mount Brooks from Lake Helen Mackenzie
11 2015.12.24 Mount Brooks and Mount Elma from Lake Helen Mackenzie
11 2015.12.06 Grassy Point from the Suiattle River
10 2015.10.17 Spark Plug Mountain from Glacier Lake
7 2015.10.17 Surprise Lake from the Northeast
10 2015.10.06 Granite Mountain SE Ridge
9 2015.10.06 Silver Peak from Granite Mountain Trail
11 2015.10.06 Mount Defiance and neighbors from Granite Mountain
12 2015.10.06 Kaleetan and Chair Peaks from Granite Mountain
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Road/Trail Bulletins
6 2016.06.19 Drove to Denny Creek Trailhead NF-58
7 2016.06.19 Hiked to Melakwa Lake Denny Creek Trail
7 2016.06.04 Hiked to Colchuck Lake Colchuck Lake Trail
7 2016.06.04 Hiked to Colchuck Lake jct Stuart Lake Trail
10 2013.06.15 Drove to end NF-9702
10 2013.06.15 Hiked to Red Top Red Top Trail
5 2017.10.01 Revisited Red Top Trail
10 2013.06.15 Drove full length NF-9738
12 2016.04.30 Hiked past upper end NF-7322
10 2013.06.15 Drove from top to bottom NF-9714-113
7 2016.04.30 Hiked from Teanaway Ridge to below Miller Peak County Line Trail
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Equipment Reviews Insert

General Articles Insert

Discussions Insert
Kaskalwush Glacier - Similar events in the Pacific Northwest?
Using Peakfinder to help identify peaks?