A walk in the Park (not FF)

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by ScottP, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    Got a cancellation at Sperry Chalet (wife watched the site like a hawk) on their last weekend. Weather forecast was "changeable" - don't care about rain in terms of the wet factor but obscuration? that we care about; took a chance anyway.


    Hope I look this good when I'm in my late 70s

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    starting gate

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    won't dwell too much on the hike up (3350' gain in 6.5 miles, mostly through forest for the first 4.5)

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    pretty cool fungus (lots of that around)

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    pretty cool bugs; Dr. Wu

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    breaking out of the trees, things are looking up (pun intended)

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    destination

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    dining hall and chalet (hope I look this good in 99 years); some people say the food is just okay, I say hunger is the best sauce

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    nice neighborhood

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    according to the ranger we talked to, we just missed a run-in with a grizz about 1/4 mile from the chalet

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    probably 'cuz these were all along the trail; yum

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    after a good night's sleep it's off to (what's left of) the Glacier; only another 3.5 miles and 1500' up

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    uplifting

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    looking back the way we came

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    into the tarns

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    it's not all rocks

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    critters on the way up

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    poser

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    stairway to the top

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    the payoff

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    Hike down was pretty much the same pics, in reverse. Probably the last big walk in the Park this year, we head back to VA in about 3 weeks; it's been a nice summer.

    Regards,
    Scott
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