Unscheduled PTO at Mt. Pilchuck today!

10/21/13

Unscheduled PTO at Mt. Pilchuck today!

A trip report for Mount Pilchuck
Posted by DawnShimabukuro
Road Issues: Road is great
Trail Condition: Easy to navigate
Bugs: Not an issue
Snow Level: No snow

Tired of the fog? This is the trip to do! We had an absolutely spectacular day today on our first hike to Mt. Pilchuck. Could not have had better weather for the perfect 360* view. We were joined by our daughter, Heather...as well as a sister and brother-in-law from Portland with their nephew too!

At one point, as we climbed the north side of the peak, I swear I could hear Julie Andrews belting out "The Hills are alive with the sound of music." Our hike today was as incredible as the trail reviews promised and made even better by the changing of the colors of the terrain. We were also gifted with a quick peak at a Pika sitting a top a rock checking things out.

Our final climb to the old fire lookout was so cool! (Not sure my arms and legs will agree tomorrow morning)...going up the granite slabs was a first for us!

I think we only saw about 20 people on the trail today and for a few minutes we were the only ones at the lookout all by ourselves.

How are we going to top today? Not sure it's possible. But I guess we'll keep trying :-).

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