Monday, September 16, 2013

Goat Rocks Wilderness Sept 13 - 14

Ann and I did a two night 21 mile backpack trip to Goat Rocks Wilderness in Washington state.

First glimpse of Goat Rocks
Campsite view
View south to Mt Adams
Goat Lake
View from Old Snowy Mountain
View of Goat Lake and north to Mt Rainier
Mt Adams from campsite
Reflection in Snowgrass flats
Reflection in Snowgrass Flats

Mushroom grotto
Someone posing for picture

Huge marmot
Goats above Goat Lake
Sunrise over Mt Adams
Sunrise over Mt Adams
Sunrise over Gilbert Peak
Sunset at campsite
Sunset with Mt Adams
Looking up with the Andromeda galaxy.

Night sky from campsite

Mt Adams in Black and White

Monday, September 9, 2013

Muddy Fork loop on Mt Hood - Sept 7-8

Ann and I did an overnight backpack trip up to the Muddy Fork on the Timberline trail.

The colors at sunset can turn to a golden hue quickly on the west side of Mt Hood

The clouds kept moving in and out around the mountain, but even when cloud cover, there was color.

Some night shots.

Morning light on the Muddy Fork

While eating our breakfast after our river crossings, the sun popped up over the mountain very quickly, I only had 1 minute to grab my camera and take some pictures.

The clouds were again moving in on Mt Hood but it was still peaking from above the clouds.

It again cleared up as we made it back to our car.

It is mushroom season, there were signs posted about obtaining a daily mushroom gathering permit from the Forest Service.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Timberline Lodge to Mt Hood Meadows - Labor Day 2013

My wife, daughter and I did a short overnight backpack trip from Timberline lodge, camped on Boyscout ridge and then day hiked to Mt Hood meadows.
While taking my night shots, my daughter and I played with lights on the long exposure pictures.
They had the lights on Mt Hood at the foot of Palmer glacier lit up all night, think it was a snow cat.  I wish they would have turned them off so people could get star pictures without the glare. 

 I used Nite Ize led lights to light up the tent.
They are a 1 led small carabiner light, here is the link for them at REI 

They do a great job of lighting up the tent with a glow.