WA – Tiger Mtn – 2

Tiger Mountain, Revisited
February 10, 2006

Spoiling myself, I took a personal day from work and decided that I ought to get back into the hills and start hiking again. The day dawned brightly but I slept through it, not getting out of bed until after 8am. I put the cans on the KLR, stuffed them full of hiking paraphernalia, donned my gear and headed into the foothills. By now the sun was well up, traffic was still tight but I was on my way. I reached the Tiger Mountain trailhead around 10am and made a conscious decision to head for a vista point, knowing that today’s brilliant blue skies would create a dramatic backdrop to snow covered peaks. I hiked up and down, though mud and over stumps and only managed to catch the slightest glimpse of snow covered peaks. But it was a most enjoyable hike and the elevation gains let my body know that I really do need to get out more.

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The KLR and gear, safely stowed during my absence

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Lower elevation trails are very manicured

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Fuzzy trees

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Cuts are from when loggers stuck boards in to stand on while cutting

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Nurse stump, roots dangling towards earth

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Massive stumps guard over the trail

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Navigating steep hillsides

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Bridge over a fast flowing creek

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Ice in the road

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Hard to tell, but looking at branches underwater

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Frosty trail out in the open

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