RubiKon Adventures

Tales and travels of "GrizzLee", "Looksha Lori" & "Yukon Johann"

Monday, January 14, 2013

Hex Mountain Snowshoe Hike - January 2013

Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours." ~Robert Byrne
It was a super Sunday. Half of the folks in the Pacific NorthWest were glued to their TVs watching the Seattle Seahawks playoff game. The sun was shining and the air was crystal clear and the roads were clear.

We decided that it would be a great day for a snowshoe hike. Our destination, Hex Mountain, located on the East Side of Snoqualimie Pass, past an old mining town called Roslyn. Hex Mountain is a steep snowshoe trek that pays big dividends to those who dare the sub freezing temps and make their way through compact snow and ice to the top. Once at the summit, the reward is 360 degree views of Mt. Rainier, the Stuart Range, and the Teanaways. We could see over into the Yakima valley and the Wild Horse Wind Farm Facilities.
What a way to start out the first hike of the new year. (Actually, it was our second hike... but who cares)
Getting Ready
Kamiah thinks Steve has a treat for her.
We affectionalty call Steve the "Human" Milkbone
Kamiah Looking Pretty Cool
Wassup Bro? No Milkbone; No Love - That's the Code of the Dogs

The Views Were Good on the Way to the Summit
Traversing a ridge
It Was Cold. It Never Got Above Freezing
A Cold North Wind Began to Envelope The Mountains to the South West
At the Summit We Had Great Views of Mt Stuart and the Stuart Range
Awe, Mt Rainier and a Cloudy Top Hat
Without the Zoom - Mt Rainier w/ Cle Elum Lake Below Us
Comarade Steve

The Comrade and Kamiah

A great hike. We finished the long day with a hot meal in Cle Elum.
Until Next Time...

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