My solitary summit camp at...

My solitary summit camp at...

My solitary summit camp at sunset, July 2002. I'd climbed up via Frostbite Ridge in a long day that smelled like rain. There was lightning in the night. I sat up and was amazed by the lights of the Puget Sound metropolis.
on Feb 2, 2006 5:54 pm
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Dave K - Feb 2, 2006 6:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Sounds kind of scary!

...hearing lightning while camped on top of a mountain. Anyway, great shot!


mvs - Feb 2, 2006 6:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sounds kind of scary!

Thanks Dave! Haha, yeah. Well, it was further away, I think it was over the Mt. Maude area to the east. I did worry about it coming closer :-). Playing through all these scenarios, including (ugh) packing up and trying to escape in the dark.

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Feb 3, 2006 6:17 pm - Hasn't voted

What a MOMENT !!!



mvs - Feb 3, 2006 6:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What a MOMENT !!!

Thank you Tomek! Being alone in a high place, deep in the backcountry is special. Rare for me, and therefore even more precious.


justahiker - Sep 27, 2006 9:44 am - Voted 10/10

Great picture!!

I like how you put ice axe in first plan, but focus background!!
Great idea!!!
And picture really shows atmosphere in sunset!!


tuntun - Jan 21, 2007 9:50 am - Voted 10/10


I like the sun rays..


mvs - May 11, 2007 4:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful!

Yep I was alone, though it was only for the weekend. I climbed up the Frostbite Ridge, then ate and slept on the summit. The next day I descended the normal route, and then out to the parking lot where I hitched a ride to Darrington. Really fun wilderness journey, 5 years later it's still a really memorable trip. Thanks for asking, if you go to Washington, it's a must do!


makers1 - Jan 26, 2008 11:08 am - Hasn't voted


that is a beautiful pic


LeStef - Jan 23, 2009 11:39 am - Voted 10/10

Looks like a cold bivy!

Impressive pic, probably an impressive moment as well1


mvs - Jan 26, 2009 5:40 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like a cold bivy!

It was a dramatic moment! Boy, I want to do it again...

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