Bench Mark Moutain / West Cady Ridge

June 29, 2004: The dogs and I headed up to Bench Mark Mountain.  This was a great hike -- old growth forest in the Henry Jackson Wilderness, beautiful mountain meadows with wildflowers and abundant views from a long ridgeline.  It was a fairly long hike 'tho -- about 18 miles with elevation gains of 4000 feet.

 

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IMG_0300: At the trailhead.

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IMG_0301: Crossing a nice bridge.

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IMG_0303: The North Fork

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IMG_0305: Blue fireweed

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IMG_0307: White thing

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IMG_0309: Snow!

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IMG_0310: First glimpse of a view

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IMG_0315: In the meadow

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IMG_0317: Purple/blue things.

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IMG_0318: Pink/blue things.

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IMG_0322: Sloan Peak

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IMG_0324: Yellow things

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IMG_0326: Entering the wilderness

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IMG_0327: Another meadow

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IMG_0328: More snow!

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pana: View from top of Bench Mark Mountain.  Beautiful!

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IMG_0329: Glacier Peak

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IMG_0330: Sloan Peak

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IMG_0331: Kyes Peak

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IMG_0332: Mount David

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IMG_0333: Mountain view

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IMG_0334: ditto

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IMG_0349: Butterfly?

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IMG_0350: Big funny looking rock

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IMG_0352: Glacier Peak

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IMG_0353: Glacier Peak from futher down the trail