Mix-up Arm and Sahale
Tara crossing Mix-up Arm. Sahale rises in the background.
Sahale Peak and Cascade Pass as seen from Mix-up Arm.
Tara and Carl
Tara and Carl pose with Eldorado, Torment, Boston and Sahale standing in the distance.
The base of the Cache Glacier
The crew descends to the base of the Cache Glacier
Ripsaw Ridge and Buckner
The spikes of Jagged Ridge leading to the SW Face of Mount Buckner.
Cache Col and its views make the perfect excuse to stop and stare at the mountains beyond.
Descending to Kool-Aid Lakes
A trail has been worn to Kool-Aid Lakes. In the background rises Spider Mountain on the left and Mount Formidable to the right. Between tumbles the Middle Cascade Glacier.
Magic Mountain Team
Jeff, Carl, Rory and Tara on their way up Magic Mountain. The lake below is Trapper Lake.
Carl AKA ridge hopper
Carl races along the ridge that climbs toward the summit of Magic Mountain.
Ridge Hopper 2
Carl scurrying around me. The shadow of our ridge cuts across the valley below.
Jeff Rich AKA Young knees
In the distance rises the final climb of Magic Mountain. A descent around and down to the right leads to the final climb on the backside of that tower.
Rory AKA Don't Follow Me
Rory comes to a dead end on a fantastic ridge. In the background rises Eldorado and its distinct East Ridge.
Rory AKA Summit Walker
Rory stands on a tower of rock near the summit of Magic Mountain. Behind him stands Hidden Lake Peaks.
Rory AKA Summit Contemplator
Rory contemplates the rocky oblivion beneath him.
Middle Cascade River
Between rocks you can see the headwaters of the Middle Cascade River.
Magic Mountain Summit
The summit of Magic Mountain with our motley crew astride.
Trapper Mountain as seen from Magic Mountain. In the background lies the Eastern flank of the Cascades.
Trapper Lake inlet
The inlet of trapper lake pouring from the perennial snowfields just above its shores.
Jeff Ridge AKA Young Knees 2
Jeff Rich races along the summit ridge of Magic Mountain on our way back to camp. Behind is Mount Formidable and the Formidable Glacier.
Snow and rock mingling with light and shadow.
Cliffs, Ridgelines and Wowzers!
Jeff Rich watching his step on his way down Magic Mountain.
Black and White Ridgeline
The ridge continues.
Ridge: Still going!
Jeff Rich continues descending Magic Mountain.
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