Tuesday, August 6, 2013

20130716 x5050: Lower Big Quilcene to Marmot Pass - 15813d20h22m

White-Flowered Rhododendron (Rhododendron albiflorum)

Day One: Lower Big Quilcene Trail to Marmot Pass

I sat on a rock at the trailhead watching Deborah drive off. Six A.M. was too early for me but Deborah had to catch a Seattle ferry. The thought of society behind me and in front of her left me melancholic. I would much prefer a shared path with my favorite hiking partner.

Marmot Pass was to be my days destination, a favorite location of mine.

I'm not really sure what to write so I will add some photos instead.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

20130622 Upper Big Quilcene Trail - 15843d21h43m

Night before the official Super Moon.

Deborah and I set off for the Upper Big Quilcene Trail during the Super Moon weekend. The weather was predicted to be sunny on Saturday then rain Sunday and Monday. While it did rain on Sunday, both Saturday and Monday were beautiful hiking days.

Our plan was to camp on Mt. Buckhorn or in the Marmot Pass Basin at photograph the Super Moon. A friend of ours was going to join us on Sunday.

I could not believe how many cars were in the trailhead parking lot. It was completely full with cars parked down the side of the road. The Upper Big Quilcene Trailhead is a huge parking lot and I never thought I would live to see the day it was full.

Upper Big Quilcene Trail
Here are a few photos from the hike.

Moonrise and Sunset Panorama

Set In Stone