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Hannegan Pass

Friday, October 11, 2013

On Wednesday my hiking group went up towards Hannegan Pass. This hike is in the US in the Mt Baker outdoors area. Because of the government shut down, the ranger station where we register when we go on hikes in this area was closed, but the trails were open.
It was an amazing hike. Some in the group are mushroom lovers, they got several bags full, 'tis the season. Our hike started in no snow, in beautiful autumn colours and ended on a pure-white snow slope. We didn't make it as far as the Pass, because the snow was deep and with a crust on top, the leader had a workout like a stair climber on the highest settings. We took turns leading. We hiked until 12:30, stopped for lunch, then came back down. The views and colours, be they fall vivid or fresh-snow pristine, were stunning !! It is an interesting transition, just a few weeks ago, we were walking in mountain meadows above the tree line, now the snow has arrived and capped the mountains.

Wow, I am in Vancouver today with fast internet, that whole blog with photos took about 5 minutes to load, at my rural home it takes 5 minutes per photo, sometimes I spend an hour or more uploading a blog

Yay for fall colours and fresh snow !!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CODEMAULER 10/15/2013 6:49AM

    You get the most amazing pictures during your workouts!!!

While not looking forward to snow - yet - I am jealous that you had such a setting. Thank you for sharing it with us!!

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HAPPYNOW26 10/13/2013 2:18AM

    Absolutely wonderful! Love to hike. Always an adventure. Great pictures.

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EBRAINK 10/12/2013 9:45AM

    Wow! What a beautiful hike! Thanks for sharing!

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/11/2013 10:53PM

    Beautiful! I know when we snowshoe in fresh deep snow we have to take turns cutting a path. That is WORK! Thanks for the beautiful pictures!!!

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TENISWHIZ 10/11/2013 4:09PM

    BEAUTIFUL! You probably got great Internet service because you were so high!

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HILLSLUG98239 10/11/2013 3:26PM

    Beautiful! I've hiked in some beautiful places around Mt. Baker. It is a treasure. (Let's hope it stays dormant for centuries to come!)

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WILEE323 10/11/2013 3:00PM

    Absolutely gorgeous! I'm putting Mt Baker on my list of places to visit!!

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SEABREEZE65 10/11/2013 1:39PM

    Gorgeous. And hurray for a fast internet!!!! Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful photos.

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NATPLUMMER 10/11/2013 1:16PM beautiful!!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 10/11/2013 12:45PM

    Really beautiful!

We are going hiking this afternoon on Mount Agamenticus in Maine. It is one of the largest remaining unfragmented forests in coastal New England. Not a tall mountain, but it looks to have some great views from the summit.

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LINDAKAY228 10/11/2013 12:34PM

    Wow such beautiful colors! Loved the pics! Enjoy Vancouver!

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