Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mt. Spokane Summit

We finally hiked to the summit of 5900-foot Mt. Spokane. We took the 130 trail from the first large parking lot to Bald Knob Picnic Area, and then turned straight up to the summit.

It was about 15 degrees, and felt warm where we started at the 4500-foot level, but cold on top with the stiff wind. We brought snow shoes, but as expected the two feet of week-old snow was quite crusty. As we trekked up the steep slope in light boots, we occasionally broke through the crust, but it was much easier than wearing snow shoes the entire way.

Mika had fun, and got a little frosty around the edges...

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