Sunday, March 31, 2019

Worm Flows Route, Mount Saint Helens, WA

We left Sno-Park: Marble Mountain around 3am

Mt. Adams to the east before sunrise 

Mt. Hood to the south 

This is a serious hike for a dog, but there were about a dozen of them on the trail

 Mt Rainer from the crater rim

The trail to the true summit

We glissaded down the vast majority of the route on our way down

On the way down we can see the scenery we missed this morning in the dark 

Chocolate Falls

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Lake Constance Trail, Olympic Peninsula, WA

The original plan was to take tunnel creek trail to 5050 pass and then to Valhalla peak, but we walked right past the tunnel creek trailhead and by the time we realized it we decided to just keep going

Constance Creek

We didn't know about Lake Constance, but at this point we had walked on mostly flat ground for 5 miles and were up for something new

The trail climbs steeply (1,700ft of elevation gain per mile) and it's a bit of a mess with downed trees and other obstacles

About 2/3 of the way up the trail it becomes more mellow at times and the forest is beautiful. I think this is in the National Park but if it isn't then this would make for great camping. 

We didn't actually make it to the Lake, it was a long walk back to the car and the sun was going down 

On the way back we found the trailhead that we missed, this was about 30 minutes from the car which was on Dosewallips road (NF-2610)