Observation Peak Hike


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Trapper Creek Wilderness

In early June I hiked to two interesting destinations – – – 4,200-foot Observation Peak and 4,300-foot Sister Rocks.

The Trapper Creek Wilderness, where the hike occurred, is smack dab in the middle of the Cascade Mountains with a dense upper canopy of hemlock and silver fir trees.

After reaching the summit of Observation Peak, an old fire lookout site, I spent time photographing the colorful wildflowers in bloom. The open, rocky summit is always a dandy spot for wildflowers. The skies were so clear I could see Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, Goat Rocks, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson. Amazing!

Next I hiked to neighboring Sister Rocks. There was still some snow on the Trail. I guess it isn’t quite summer yet.

Other than some fresh deer and bear sign, I had the wilderness pretty much to myself.

Very pretty Rock Penstemon

Mt. St. Helens

Huckleberry blooms

Observation Peak from Sister Rocks

Into the Wilderness

Mt. Adams from Observation Peak

Pleasant stretch of Trail lined with Vine Maple

 

 

Categories: Columbia River Gorge Hikes, Washington Cascades HikesTags: ,

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