Tunnel Hike

February 23, 2003: It was time to tire out the dogs.  We drove 20 minutes to the Denny Creek trailhead, and started a hike / snowshoe up to the Snoqualmie tunnel. 

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PICT0341: At the trailhead.

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PICT0342: Humpback mountain.

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PICT0344: Harley; enjoying the snow.  I lost my polarizing filter in the deep snow, but Harley found it a few minutes later for me.

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PICT0346: Harley and Humpback mountain.

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PICT0347: Buddy and the Humpback.

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PICT0348: At a trail junction, we head for the tunnel.

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PICT0349: Harley at Wentzel Creek.

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PICT0351: Bandera Mountain

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PICT0352: McClellan Butte, I think.

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PICT0353: Looking down on I-90 West of Snowqualmie pass.

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PICT0354: Snowshoeing on the iron horse trail.

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PICT0355: Harley, peering over a cliff.

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PICT0356: Powerlines over the tunnel.

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PICT0357: Trains used to go through this tunnel.  I can see why they didn't want to go over the pass.  Climbing Mount Hyak looked like a workout, but we didn't have time...

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PICT0358: Trail sign near the west side of the tunnel.

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PICT0359: The dogs and the tunnel entrance.

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PICT0360: The tunnel.

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PICT0361: Freaky picture of the dogs in the tunnel.

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PICT0362: Apparently you call this number for information on hiking the 2.2 mile pitch black tunnel.

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PICT0363: I guess the dogs can't read.

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PICT0364: Here;s buddy, sneaking back under the gate.

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PICT0365: Looking down the tunnel.

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PICT0366: Zoomed in picture looking towards the east end of the tunnel.  I believe the very faint light in the center is coming from the other end of the tunnel.

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PICT0367: Another freaky picture inside the tunnel.  I think this tunnel is possessed.

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PICT0368: Buddy

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PICT0369: Harley between Granite Mountain and Denny Peak.

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PICT0370: Harley again.

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PICT0371: and again.

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PICT0372: Buddy!

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PICT0373: Buddy and mountain.

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PICT0374: Buddy on the pic-a-nic table.