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Perfecting the hair

Our first guests

Chloe on the move

Packs on, ready to rock, rock on

Sitting around after lunch

Break time

Waiting for dinner to cook

John just can't resist the scotch

John wishes he had resisted the scotch

Pre-trail stretching

Waiting after the crossing

Chloe's ready to get going again

Chloe and The Swedish The Cheat

The on-time attendees

Chloe, not actively keeping John under control

Watching the opening

Present time

Defeated by the candles

Watching all the excitement

Hiding from the rain

Craziness in the opposite corner

The gift givers look on

Chloe, Rob, and John

Pete, John, Chloe, and Rob eat some lunch

Pete, John, Me, Chloe and Rob eating lunch, photo taken by John

Chloe on the bridge, photo taken by John

Rob, Chloe, Pete, and me on the bridge, taken by John

The vegetarian finds some vertebrae

Starting to sprinkle

Passing the time with fun facial expressions


Everyone getting ready to head out

Stopping for a snack

John soaks his knees, Chloe looks on

John and Chloe do a little housecleaning

Lunch break on way to the Enchantments

The group after finally reaching the Enchantments

John and Chloe on a day hike

The group preparing to attack Little Annapurna

Chloe and Rob approaching Nada Lake on the trail out

Chloe lounging just inside our room

Chloe gets right to work killing trees

Lunch time

Taking in the view

John takes a hostage, Chloe begs for her life

Attempted getaway

Time to get even

Tussel for the gun


Chloe and her crazy green beer

Cafe breakfast

Chloe and me


Strolling through, checking the wares

Ice cream break

Relaxing before hitting the second floor

Chloe and John arrive

John attempts to explain his antics

Heading towards a Rainier sunset

Chloe stands up

Getting all loaded up

Lunch time

Checking out the view

Checking out the view

Hiking back

Making ice water

Chloe the atom and John the mad scientist

Carol the butterfly, Lisa the tiger, and Chloe

Lisa and Chloe swig some pumpkin beer

Dan the grapes and the science contingency

Looking a little uncertain

Genie turns on her master


At the Sol Duc trailhead

Lunch at Deer Lake

Chloe explaining to John that he stinks already

John and Chloe setting up camp in the Potholes

Chloe and John setting up camp in the Potholes

Lounging around in the Potholes

Waiting for dinner to cook

All of us at Bogachile Peak

Relaxing after the day's hike

Waiting for dinner to dry out a bit

Packing up camp

Crossing another bridge

Checking out the berries

Lunch at Sol Duc Falls

Chloe and her mum

Some oldlyweds

Hopping aboard

Picnic lunch

Chloe and John

Chloe, pre-trail

Stripping down to the correct clothing levels

Lunch time

John savors a snow cone, minus the cone

John and Chloe in front of Mt Rainier

Water break number something big

John and Chloe on the ferry to Prince Creek

Crossing the first stream

Small stream

Pumping water at the stream

Pumping water at the stream

John and Chloe at the first campsite

John and Chloe relaxing before dinner

Waiting for dinner

Dinner time, first night

John and Chloe hanging the food

Getting ready for dinner

Tofo and peanut butter going into the pot

Dinner, mid-preparation

Hanging the food for the second night

Hanging the food for the second night

After-dinner drinks

Overflow seating on the ferry

Filing the paperwork

On the overgrown trail

Planning the tent locations

Big smiles while hanging the food

Yellow blip on the lakeshore

Under the tarp at souptime

Boiling up some more water

Ready for breakfast

Chloe in the lead

Chloe at the top

John and Chloe

Relaxing and snacking

Picking up the gear after it exploded out of the car

Water break

Chloe takes a short break from trailblazing

Tents partially assembled

Some final tent-staking

Campground, almost established

Chloe supervising the cave project

Rob and Chloe working on the entrance

Cozy times in the snow cave

Breakfast time

Breakfast time

John and Chloe finish packing their tent

Hiking out

Lunch #2

John ready to rob a bank with his cheese and crackers

Chloe and Colin eating dinner after getting off the trail

Post-dinner strategizing

More to-do items

Time to hit the trail

Scott and Chloe on the Katwalk

Scott and Chloe at the grassy campsite

Basking in the only sun of the trip

Starting the water purification process

Setting up camp

Trying to hang food on the first night

Chloe savors the last of the sunlight as clouds start to roll in

Snack time

One last lunch before the rain begins

Clouds rolling in, wind picking up

Waterfall at Delate Creek

Chloe snacking on the chocolate bar John made me pack in for her

Airing out some stinky feet

Charging over Lemah Creek just as the rain starts

Charging over Lemah Creek just as the rain starts

Almost at camp, or so we thought

The first of many dinners in the rain. Note the beautiful windscreen on the stove

Washing out socks, because they're certainly dry quickly in the nice weather. Note the water level going over the mini-falls

Break time on one of the millions of switchbacks

Lunch time in the chilly rain

Rounding a bend on a misty ridgeline

Slanty snack time in the mist

Nothing like a sopping wet, filthy tent as a pillow

Filling up Mamma Platty

Giving everything a chance to air out a bit

Chloe's oatmeal, not a great way to start the day

Filling up on water at Waptus River

Ready to start another rainy day of hiking

Break time

Chloe pondering if the rain will ever stop

Chloe and her lightweight camera

Approaching Deep Lake

Lunch in the rain at Deep Lake, Chloe losing faith that the rain will stop

Hippity hop

Checking out the mists

Mmm mmm, Louck sure makes a tasty sesame snap

Tired feet take a break

Chloe considers the drainage situation

The water level's increased a bit

Treacherous crossing, completely impassible. Detour time.

Mini stream crossing near Deception Pass

Chloe enjoying the weather

Chloe after a great night's sleep

After four nights and five days of rain, time to get out of here

Cram food in mouth, keep walking

Approaching the top at Stevens Pass

John attempts to stay dry during the hug

No welcome canopy, but the resupply van's ready

Resupplying Chloe

Chloe takes a well-deserved drink

Bob wonders how he got roped into this

Everyone looking refreshed

John and Chloe, engaged in pleasant conversation

Megan nears completion

Look at all that pumpkin goo

John flings pumpkin bits hither and thither

Signing in at the trailhead

Covered dining area

Soaking up the view. Or fog.

No more tent

Beyond the branches that block the fork

Enjoying the sun

Perched at the top

Back in the relatively flat forest

Not-so-serious dancing

Keeping the dance floor alive

The early dancers

Look out for James

"Thank goodness YMCA is over"

Group hug

Waiting for the lane

Chloe on the "trail"

Chloe in the distance, almost to the trail

John shows off the Little Nipper

Chloe on the skinny log

John prepares to dump the celery packet

Mmm... really nasty pudding

Motion after lunch

Carolyn scooting across

More snacking

Dinner time under the tarp

John offers the spilled food (on his boot) to Chloe

Chloe wisely tosses it back into the pot, anonymizing it

Chloe ponders tarp strategies

Rob, John, Chloe and Colin ready to begin the adventure

Chloe, John, Mark and Rob cooking dinner

Rob and Chloe taking a short break

Chloe, John, and Rob regroup

John, Chloe, and Rob after lunch

John and his bargain 5X shirt

The owners of the fine DVD

When Isaac starts playing with fire it's time to kick him out

Chloe and John, our A-V club

Loading up

Baba ghanouge, medium smokiness

Showcasing the vegetarian "pastrami" jerkey

Stretching before reloading the packs

Fresh berry dessert

Don't steal Chloe's berries

Questioning the recipe

Hiking two-by-two

Overgrown trail



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