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Kelly Butte and Colquhoun Peak 6.22.13

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I love the Kelly Butte trail for it's steep climb, cool rocks that make great photo ops, great flowers, the view from the top and the lack of people. Colquhoun Peak is nearby and I couldn't resist bagging it. We got in about 5 miles and just had a fun day!

Here's some pics:

Mount Rainier from the beginning of the trail


Me climbing up


Almost to the top


Bear grass galore


Clouds blocking the view of Mount Rainier


Tom on the photo op rock



Me to scared to stand up on the spot to the left like Tom did


Colquhoun Peak from Kelly Butte, it's the little nipple in the middle.


Kelly Butte from Colquhoun Peak


Me on top of Colquhoun Peak



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EDLEAR 7/11/2013 4:30AM

    you listed my top hiking qualities - steep, challenging climb, great photo ops, view from the summit, great flowers and most importantly - lack of people. It's pretty amazing how similar your hikes look to the Adirondacks!

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FLORIDAGHOST 6/26/2013 3:45AM

    Thank you. It's great! emoticon

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TMCLEOD4 6/24/2013 2:41PM

    I love Kelly. I miss going up there every summer to work on the lookout. Thanks for sharing.

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ANDYLIN90 6/24/2013 2:43AM

    Wendy,
So happy to see a post from you with the gorgeous pictures of course. OMG, how did your husband get to that little ledge. The Mountain has been in my thoughts; I just finished Jim Davidson's book The Ledge about his climb out of an 80 ft. crevasse after crashing through a rotten snow bridge...his partner Mike Price was killed in the fall as he couldn't self arrest and stop himself from going over the edge too. If you haven't read it, it's worthwhile.
Linda

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SUNNYARIZONA 6/23/2013 11:42PM

    Haven't seen a post from you in a long time. LOVE the trail pics. I will try to post some of mine tonight from Mt. Lassen. Hiked it Friday. had NO idea what I was in for!

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OUTDOORGIRL69 6/23/2013 9:23PM

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ONLYTEMPORARY 6/23/2013 7:33PM

    Awesome scenery!

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LINDAKAY228 6/23/2013 7:16PM

    Saw the pics yesterday on FB. Such a gorgeous looking area. You have so many beautiful places!

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1BEACHWALKER 6/23/2013 5:32PM

    When we come west we will have to hike together! My husband saw these two blogs and said, "Wouldn't that be cool to do that?!" He loves to climb like you do! I don't know how my knees would hold up, but I sure would try my best!!! Gorgeous photos! Your Tom is brave- I wouldn't do it either!
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