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.
The team on the descent
Jeff, Carl and Tara with Spider and Arts Knoll ahead on the right. The the left is the S Glacier on Hurry Up Peak.
Between Light and Shadow
Jeff Rich and Carl Simpson on the crest of Magic Mountains ridge, which cleaves the light and shadow line. On the Left is the S Glacier and further left rises Trapper Mountain.
Carl, Trapper Lake and the Moon
The moon rises over Carl Simson's head as he stares down toward Trapper Lake.
Light pierces the valley in the background and wind pulses across Trapper Lake. The ambient light reflects on its surface. Above rise the cliffs that protect this place and are it's namesake.
Arts Knoll at sunset awash in pink light.
Tents and camp on the shores of Kool-Aid Lake.
Tara AKA Ballerina
Tara dances across the shore of Kool-aid lake on sunset.
Taking in the Camp Rays
Sun rays fan out above our camp at Kool-Aid Lake.
Mount Formidable and the mighty Formidable Glacier.
Kool Aid Lake at Night
Stars reflecting in Kool Aid Lake over the summit of Mount Formidable.
Formidable Glacier Close-up
A shoulder of ridge cuts below the toe of the Formidable Glacier.
Johannesburg and its fingers of rock.
A couple among peaks
Carl and Tara stand together and watch the sunlight wash over Mount Formidable.
Mount Formidable Reflection
Mount Formidable reflecting in Kool-Aid Lake.
Rory and Jeff
Rory and Jeff leaving Kool-Aid Lake.
Red Ledges Snow Skirt
Tara and Carl skirting the moat to climb up Red Ledges.
Carl and Tara traversing Red Ledges.
Red Ledges Overlook
A view from Red Ledges back the way you'd come is highly recommended. Here, Carl Simpson takes advantage of the fact.
Middle Cascade Glacier Close-up
Green Trees give contrast to the Middle Cascade glacier behind.
Toe of the Middle Cascade Glacier
The Middle Cascade Glacier Toe and its jumble of ice.
Traversing the Middle Cascade Glacier
Carl and Tara traverse the Middle Cascade Glacier.
Carl and Tara ascend the Middle Cascade Glacier.
Topping out of the Middle Cascade Glacier
Jeff Rich and Chris Olson nearing the top of the Middle Cascade Glacier.
Middle Cascade Glacier climb
Jeff and Chris climb the final few feet to the top of the Middle Cascade Glacier.
Overlook times 1000
A 1000 peaks and one view.
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