Skyline Divide

Sometimes, a good, old-fashioned micro-adventure is just what I need.  So one summer night in 2017 my wife, my friend Bryan, and I decided to hike up to the alpine meadows on the north side of Mount Baker in Washington.

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       We arrived in the middle of the night and slept for just a few hours under the stars before a thunderstorm woke us up right before sunrise.  A combination of the storm clouds and smoke from nearby wildfires provided a brilliant sunrise.      

 

 

We arrived in the middle of the night and slept for just a few hours under the stars before a thunderstorm woke us up right before sunrise.  A combination of the storm clouds and smoke from nearby wildfires provided a brilliant sunrise.

 

 

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       We enjoyed our coffee with an extra helping of mosquitoes, intermittently swatting and sipping while we watched the rosy hills brighten with the coming day.      

 

 

We enjoyed our coffee with an extra helping of mosquitoes, intermittently swatting and sipping while we watched the rosy hills brighten with the coming day.

 

 

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       Kelly couldn't resist a little morning trail run and took off through the wildflower meadows toward Baker to the south.  I kept up as best I could.      

 

 

Kelly couldn't resist a little morning trail run and took off through the wildflower meadows toward Baker to the south.  I kept up as best I could.

 

 

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