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Granite Mountain, SE Side, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington State
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Rainer and Erica pause for a rest at the fire lookout tower at the summit of Granite Mountain near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington. 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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Resolution: 11808x5904
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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