Trips taken with my Labrador Retrievers.
On this Fourth of July weekend, I went tackling Le Conte Slam via the famous Ptarmigan Traverse.
Dandy Peak was today's backup plan. We were also in the area two years ago on Dandy Mountain.
Today the pups and I went up to South Cle Elum Ridge East. We visited the west end back in April.
Today we sought out Beaver Tail in the Yakima River Canyon. So we could avoid the rain in the mountains.
Big Methow Needle, or The Needles, has been on my list for several years because I couldn't find a partner.
Today I visited Andy's Marine Park on Anderson Island while the pups were still in boarding.
I opted for somewhere new, and dry, after going up to Nasikelt Peak and Lumiere Ridge the day before.
Nasikelt Peak and Lumiere Ridge were perfect for finding solitude among the list of must-haves.
Table Mountain was also a last-minute idea. We left the house soon after it stopped raining in the morning.
As we drove through Snoqualmie Pass, I decided to ditch plan A and then go up to Rampart Ridge.
Whitehorse Mountain has been famous for as long as I could remember. So it never made it onto my list.
After yesterday's short trip, today, we visited Catkin Peak and McCall Mountain by Dirtyface Mountain.
The last-minute plan brought us out to Beehive Mountain by Mission Ridge near Wenatchee.
After yesterday's trip out east, today, we went up to Fools Day Peak in Salmon La Sac for sunshine.
We found solitude and distanced ourselves on Rattlesnake Dance Ridge and Manastash Ridge West Summit.
The short climb on Maynard Peak offered spectacular views to the northern-central Olympic Mountains.