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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Monashka Mountain Hike

Yesterday I led an Audubon hike up Mount Monashka.  At first it was foggy down below, but we broke through the fog and into the sun as we hiked up the mountain.  By the time we got back to the cars the fog had mostly cleared off.

Mount Monashka is one of my favorite hikes.  You get to hike through mature Sitka Spruce rain forest at the start and end up in the wildflowers up in the alpine.  And it has some of the best views of any mountain near town.   

In the photo above the group starts to break out of the fog just as we leave the spruce trees.  In the photo below we are starting up the steep part of the mountain. We started our hike from the road that is visible in the center left of the photo.

It was a beautiful day for a hike!  Patrick

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