ClearWest Peak

Thursday, July 3, 2003: The dogs and I headed up ClearWest Peak - A mountain just north of the Mount Rainier Nat'l Park boundry. 

 

The trailhead starts at about 4600 FASL.  The top is at about 5600 FASL.  For someone looking for an easy 30-45 minute hike with a great view at the top, this is a good one.

 

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pano0: A Panoramic view from the top of Rainier and other nearby peaks.

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PICT0780: Buddy at the top!

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PICT0782: Buddy hunkering down for a nap in the grass.

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PICT0783: Rainier from Clear West Peak.

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PICT0784: Family photo.

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PICT0787: Harley on top of CWP.

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PICT0790: Bear Grass.

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PICT0791: More Bear Grass.  Rainier out of focus in the background.

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PICT0792: Same as above, but with Rainier in focus.

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PICT0793: Same as above, but with Harley's head in focus.

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PICT0794: There was lots of blooming bear grass on this hike.  It blooms just once every seven years.

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PICT0796: Fireweed.

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PICT0810: Little Tahoma Peak from CWP.

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PICT0811: Mount Ruth / Steamboat Prow.

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PICT0813: The Willis Wall.

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PICT0815: Looking south at FR7450

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PICT0819: Looking south at FR7450 and Frog Mountain.

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PICT0820: Closeup on Frog Mountain.

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PICT0823: Looking at the valley to the North.

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PICT0824: Unnamed steep cliff directly to the West of CWP.

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PICT0825: Bearhead mountain from CWP.

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PICT0826: Looking West from CWP.

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PICT0827: Looking NE from CWP -- that's Mount Stuart.

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PICT0828: Looking ENE from CWP.

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PICT0829: Looking East from CWP.

We finished that hike fast enough that we decided to go on another hike the same day.  We drove a few miles to the Frog Mountain trailhead and started up.

Frog mountain trailhead is 4100 FASL and the top is 5200 FASL.

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PICT0849: Frog Mountain trailhead.

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PICT0830: Marker at the top!

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PICT0831: Harley at the top!

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PICT0833: The boys at the top!

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PICT0834: The boys at the top.

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PICT0836: Looking down at the snowshoe route I took a few months ago to Frog Mountain (over that other hill).

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PICT0842: By this time, Rainier had gathered some clouds.

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PICT0846: The boys, walking by some Indian Paintbrush.

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PICT0848: Another view of the wildflowers.