Album: Washington: Pinnacle Peak & Plummer Peak


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Album Date
5/16/2005 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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5/16/2005 6:03:29 AM
 
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5/16/2005 6:03:37 AM
 
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5/16/2005 6:08:35 AM
 
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5/16/2005 6:08:44 AM
Pinnacle Peak 
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5/16/2005 6:08:52 AM
 
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5/16/2005 6:13:26 AM
Narada Falls 
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5/16/2005 6:13:35 AM
Narada Falls 
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5/16/2005 6:15:50 AM
Pinnacle Peak 
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5/16/2005 6:15:56 AM
Pinnacle Peak 
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5/16/2005 6:16:01 AM
Closer shot of Pinnacle Peak 
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5/16/2005 6:17:36 AM
Early morning sun at Reflection Lake 
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Reflection Lake 
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Reflection Lake 
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Reflection Lake 
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5/16/2005 6:18:00 AM
Reflection Lake 
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5/16/2005 6:18:11 AM
Reflection Lake 
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Reflection Lake 
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Reflection Lake 
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Reflection Lake, Rainier National Park 
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5/16/2005 6:35:31 AM
A hungry bird looking for handouts 
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I believe we started a bit to the right of the trail and headed up the ridge 
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After at first getting a bit bogged down in thick forest we eventually caught up with the trail 
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5/16/2005 7:25:23 AM
On the approach to the saddle 
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Courtney 
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5/16/2005 8:08:51 AM
Courtney 
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Pinnacle/Plummer saddle now in view 
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Pinnacle/Plummer saddle 
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Pinnacle/Plummer saddle 
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The traverse on the South side of Pinnacle Peak 
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5/16/2005 8:23:48 AM
 
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Climbing up to the Pinnacle/Castle saddle 
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The Pinnacle/Castle saddle 
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Courtney - at the Pinnacle/Castle saddle 
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Looking up at the class 5 ridge leading up to Pinnacle from the Pinnacle/Castle saddle 
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5/16/2005 8:37:27 AM
 
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Interesting rock by the Pinnacle/Castle saddle 
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5/16/2005 8:41:24 AM
 
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Courtney attempts an unknown route up Pinnacle Peak 
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Courtney on class 3/4 rock. Notice the moss, snow, and wet rock. 
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5/16/2005 9:02:50 AM
 
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Courtney. Now on the easier and more common class 3/4 route above the Pinnacle/Castle saddle. 
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Beginning the trickier section 
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The condition of the rock is much better here than were we first attempted to climb up further to the east (far less loose stuff). 
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This climbing seemed class 3 to me (with some exposure) though the description on summitpost.com says class 4. 
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Courtney on all fours 
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Almost past the crux 
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Now past the crux the route from here is easy 
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Through a few trees and on up to the summit 
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Me on top of Pinnacle Peak 
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Courtney (right) and me (Rick) on Pinnacle Peak 
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Looking back down the steep class 3/4 section 
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Courtney. Just a few steps away from the Pinnacle/Plummer saddle. 
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A rare patch of blue sky on the way up to Plummer Peak 
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Pinnacle Peak looms out of the passing clouds 
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Pinnacle Peak 
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Plummer Peak 
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Plummer Peak 
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Interesting fin on the west side of Plummer Peak 
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Courtney on the summit of Plummer Peak 
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Pinnacle Peak is vaguely visible through the falling snow 
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Snow becomes fairly heavy on the way back to the saddle 
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Courtney does a short glissade 
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A small portion of Mount Rainier is briefly exposed 
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A small portion of Mount Rainier is briefly exposed. This was unfortunately the only view of Mount Rainier we saw all day. 
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Apparently Cascade Climbers drink Shasta Cola. 
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Back down to where we parked at Reflection Lake. 
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Paradise Trailhead 
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Mount Rainier visitor center 
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Mount Rainier visitor center 
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One of the last photos taken by one of eleven climbers killed in an avalanche in 1981. 
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A sad but true fact. All these blank slots will one day be filled. 
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A snowshoe chandelier. I need one of those. 
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Inside the visitor center 
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Mount Rainier comes into view under the wing of my return flight. 
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Mount Rainier 
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Mount Rainier 
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Mount Rainier 
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Mount Rainier 
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Mount Rainier 
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Mount Rainier 
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Mount Rainier 
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Mount Rainier 
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Mount Rainier 
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Mount Rainier 
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Mount Rainier 
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Mount Rainier 
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