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Granite Mountain, NW Side, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington State
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Rainer stretches out on lichen encrusted rocks at the summit of Granite Mountain near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington. Holly follows her nose exploring the area near the helipad not far from the fire lookout tower. With 3,800 feet of elevation gain over 8 miles round trip navigating a steep and rocky trail it’s a strenuous hike, but worth it. Granite Mountain has one of the last operational fire lookout towers in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, as well as sweeping panoramic views when the cloud cover isn’t too dense. The views are spectacular and there are huckleberries and wildflower meadows on the south side on the way up.
Copyright: Bill Edwards
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Taken: 28/08/2012
Uploaded: 30/08/2012
Updated: 03/07/2014
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Tags: granite mountain; mountain; peak; hike; hiking; washington; cascades; fire lookout tower; snoqualmie pass
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