A Silver Star Hike From The Past
So a few months ago I dug out an old computer to mine some Boid for cancer research and to upvote some posts on Whaleshares. Perusing through the hard drive the other day I found some old photos that had slipped through my consolidation of all photos I had. Here are some of those photos from a hike I took to the top of Silver Star Mountain in southwest Washington state in May of 2009.
This is a hiking only trail now but you use to be able to drive to the top back in the day. We made that drive a lot the first couple years out of high school. It was very easy to entertain yourself up there in various different ways. ;) More on that later.
So it had been a pretty snowy winter that year but I still wasn't expecting this much. The east wind from the Columbia River Gorge can be pretty strong sometimes and I think this is mostly wind blown snow that piled up in the trees and was taking its time melting. I do remember taking pause a couple times and wondering what I would do if I fell through the snow into a void. There was a pretty well established trail through the snow so I took my chances. :)
Another stitched together pano featuring left to right... Mt St Helens, Mt Rainier, and Mt Adams.
A little story about this place. On one of those long ago night time drives up to the top we ran across a collection of about 20 people walking around in blankets with their heads covered. They were there complete with a generator and some death metal guitar riffs. I guess we weren't the only ones out expanding our minds that night. :)
And lastly and leastly me and my hiking partner in a poor image selfie with and old LG phone I had. Dixie had been facing the camera, but by the time I got the timer set and got back to my place she had decided I was taking to long and turned around to enjoy the view. Mt St Helens in the background.
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Photos taken by me with a Fujifilm Finepix A210 (except where noted) with some Lightroom post processing.
Thanks for looking and enjoy your day!