You just can't ask for a better day in the Cascades. The weather was cool and crisp, fall colors were in full swing, and I had the summit all to myself. The summit cairn is a beast of a structure.
Two hours 58 minutes to the summit, two hours 14 minutes to the car. Good times!
Nice day out, clouds farther west, but the views were great in most directions
fun trip with a dip in cold rachel lake
A fun hike with great views.
Great views on this peak. Hundreds of mountains with Rainier, Glacier and Adams in the distance. I will have a trip report and pictures up very soon.
Came in from Rocky Run at Snoqualmie Pass and started early so I could get back to town by 5:00 for class. Great hike, although very foggy and wet when I hiked it, so there wasn't much in the way of views. Maybe again sometime.......
hiked up summer of 2005 after spending an awesome couple of days at Rampart Lakes.
Went in backdoor to Lillian Lake and took junction off main trail that goes up to Rampart Ridge and drops down to Rampart Lakes. Spent night at lakes and hit the south ridge of Alta early morning to gain the summit.
Solo hike. Enjoyable, lots of snow. Missed turnoff to rachel lake trail on way back.
Did it with my little sister instead of Si where she always goes. Overcast and misty, although no real rain. Great fun for her. Good hike for me.
Views? no, we had crappy weather. Mainly drizzled. Larry and I had camped out near Lila Lakes and the weatherman promised good weather but he lied (as usual) as the good weather didn't show up.
My friend Bob V. joined me on a fabulous fall weekend. We hiked up to Rachel Lake and camped, then climbed Alta the next morning before packing out and driving home. Glorious views!
A dry fall has made for some good late season hiking in the Cascades this year. No snow until on top of Rampart Ridge. From there is was patchy at best all the way to the summit. Great views of Stuart, Hibox, Chikamin, Thomson, Lundin, Red, Kendall, Snoqualmie, Chair and Kaleetan peaks. Saw only one other party on the trip.