Jolly Mountain

 

September 28, 2002: I called up Sandy and we met for a hike up Jully Mountain.  Jolly mountain is in the central cascades, north of Rosyln, WA.

Finding the trailhead was somewhat difficult.  The trail starts at the end of a horse camp.  The trail is about 6 miles each way (12 RT), with an elevation gain of 4000 feet.  The trailhead is at 2400 FASL and Jolly Mountain is at 6400 FASL.

Sandy and I met in Roslyn.  I believe we started hiking about 1PM.

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PICT0001: At 4PM we hit a ridge and the views began.   Here we have Buddy, Harley, Sandy, Ginger, and some nice fall colors.

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PICT0002: On top of Jolly at 4:45 PM.  6400 FASL.  Sandy and Mount Stuart.

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PICT0003: Looking South from Jolly.

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PICT0004: Stuart from Jolly.

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PICT0006: Sandy and Ginger, "bein' cool".  There's was some kind of squirel or chipmunk living in these rocks.  Whatever it was drove my dogs crazy.

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PICT0007: Guess who?  Why, it's Little Tahoma and Rainier.

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PICT0008: Harley.  Looking North from Jolly.

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PICT0009: Buddy and I have a Jolly ol' time on Jolly mountain.  Sandy took this picture and it actually turned out okay.

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PICT0010: Harley and me and Stuart.

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PICT0011: Sandy heading down the ridge.

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PICT0012: Heading down the trail.  Nice colors.

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PICT0013: Farther down the trail.  The trail goes through a variety of terrain...clearcuts, forrest, and ridgeline.

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PICT0014: Sandy....

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PICT0015: Sunset approaching as we head down the trail.  We almost lost the trail coming down...twice.

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PICT0018: Sandy and Ginger posing for a picture.  The last 30 minutes of our hike was in the dark.  We reached the trailhead at about 7:30 PM.  Sandy and Ginger stayed the night at the campsite at the trailhead.  Buddy, Harley, and I headed home.