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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.