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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby remnar » Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:36 pm

It's been a while since I've had time to go wander, but I had some time today and there wasn't even any rain.

First some shots taken down by the river.

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G10 Dragonfly
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I only saw one Eagle today.
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After wandering around the river valley I moved up to a hiking trail at a little higher elevation.

Looking down at the river valley.
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Looking up the valley toward Mt. Adams.
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Another shot of the PPT.
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Lazer Cave.
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I stopped to do a little shooting before coming home and came across this poor goat.
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A few elk down in the valley near my house.
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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby jmh58 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:17 am

Hey Chad.. Once again nice pics!! Glad to see ya got out to "Wander" !! Eagle pic is KOOL!!!! John
A great rabbit chase ends with a.. BANG!!!

Son.. You need to get off the front porch once n a while!!!

Not all who wander are lost!!!

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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby Filoso- » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:50 am

Exceptional pictures Remnar, thanks for share!

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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby remnar » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:15 pm

It finally stopped raining...for now. :D

Today I started on a trail that I have never hiked before. The trail was nice but there was no scenery other than the trees.

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Chokwe
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I hiked a couple of miles and then decided to see if I could get to a trail that has some great mountain views.

A forest grouse was on the road as I was leaving.

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My goal was to get to the top of Tongue Mountain but there was still too much snow on the road to reach the trail head.

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I decided to just wander where there are no trails.

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I hope you enjoyed the pics. :D

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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby SpyderNut » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:53 pm

Those are some really fantasic pictures, man. Love the one with the fallen tree. :)
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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby remnar » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:44 pm

SpyderNut wrote:Those are some really fantasic pictures, man. Love the one with the fallen tree. :)
Thanks SpyderNut! Hopefully the weather will continue to improve and I'll be able to get out more often. :)

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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby remnar » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:01 pm

I didn't wander today, but the weather was good so I went to the woods for a little target practice.

I started by testing a new trigger that I made for my Buck Mark. It worked great! :)

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I then moved on to something a little bigger. Forty rounds of .45 all in the black.

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After the warm up these guys didn't stand a chance. :D

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I also got in a little practice with my Kahr. Here's a group shot.

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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby remnar » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:32 pm

Took the wife and son for a hike today. These falls might look familiar to those of you following this thread.

We started with about three fourths of a mile of switchbacks. Up, up, and then up some more.

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Stopped for a rest and a couple pictures.

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Looking down at a small creek...or is it a crick?

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This one is almost always clipped to my pack and ready to venture into the woods.

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We finally made it past the first set of switchbacks.

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A nice view of the first falls.

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Another shot of the Bradley.

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After going up, down and around the hillside we made it to the next big falls.

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And then we weathered a brief shower. :eek:

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Here's another shot of the Tasman.

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Look! I found a hobbit. :D

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Just a couple more pictures to finish with...

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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby JT » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:21 am

wonderful scenery again! And I like the Spydieshots too :D
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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby jmh58 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:34 pm

Super pics once more Chad!! Thanks for taking us along!! Nice falls but.. No eagles?? :D John :)
A great rabbit chase ends with a.. BANG!!!

Son.. You need to get off the front porch once n a while!!!

Not all who wander are lost!!!

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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby remnar » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:40 pm

It was a gorgeous day so I decided to try hiking to the top of Tongue Mountain again.

There was still snow blocking the road but I was just over a mile from the trail. I figured this added about 2.5 miles to my hike.

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Around the first corner and I can see my destination.

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I finally made it to the trail. Only 1.7 more miles of uphill to go.

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The main trail had a lot of limbs down on it but it wasn't too bad.

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The first trail is open to motorcycles but the last .8 miles is for hikers only.

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I made it to the saddle between the two peaks.

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The next four photos were take at the top from the exact same spot. (360 degree views)

Mt Adams
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Mt, St. Helens
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Mt. Rainier
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Looking over the edge at the Cispus River valley.
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Tower Rock with Riffe Lake behind it.
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A couple photos taken on my way down the mountain.
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I made it back to my truck and these puppies are feeling a little tired. :D
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Sorry John, no eagles today either. I did look in the usual spot, twice actually. :)

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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby jmh58 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:29 am

That's ok Chad.. The scenery is awesome and thanks for taking time to share!!! John
A great rabbit chase ends with a.. BANG!!!

Son.. You need to get off the front porch once n a while!!!

Not all who wander are lost!!!

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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby Johnnie1801 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:58 am

Awesome photo's, love your etched dragonfly and spyderfly :D
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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby Miss Dragonfly » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:39 pm

remnar wrote:It was a gorgeous day so I decided to try hiking to the top of Tongue Mountain again.


A couple photos taken on my way down the mountain.
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Sorry John, no eagles today either. I did look in the usual spot, twice actually. :)

WOW, just WOW! :) Sexy Dfly, never saw that one before! Beautiful pics! Thanks for the walk in the woods! :)
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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby remnar » Fri May 13, 2016 3:28 pm

I sprained my ankle a couple of weeks ago so it's been a while since I've been able to hit the trails. Today I decided to wrap it and see how it would feel after a couple of short easy hikes. I packed light and only took a few pictures:

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The only knife on this hike.
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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby jmh58 » Fri May 13, 2016 4:22 pm

Hey Chad..Glad to hear ya getting back to nature!! Nice water fall pic too!! John
A great rabbit chase ends with a.. BANG!!!

Son.. You need to get off the front porch once n a while!!!

Not all who wander are lost!!!

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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby murphjd25 » Fri May 13, 2016 8:48 pm

Awesome pics! Where abouts do you do alot of your hiking at? I am up north in Lynnwood so most of my hikes are around the North cascades. Such beautiful country we have here.
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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby remnar » Fri May 13, 2016 10:00 pm

murphjd25 wrote:Awesome pics! Where abouts do you do alot of your hiking at? I am up north in Lynnwood so most of my hikes are around the North cascades. Such beautiful country we have here.
Hi murph, I do most of my hiking in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest out of the Packwood, Randle and Cispus areas. Sometimes I'll go into Mt. Rainier National Park or hike around Mt. St. Helens Volcanic Monument. I also have a great summer job where we hire several crews of high school age kids to work in conjunction with the forest service and do all kinds of jobs up in the woods.

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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby murphjd25 » Fri May 13, 2016 10:42 pm

remnar wrote:
murphjd25 wrote:Awesome pics! Where abouts do you do alot of your hiking at? I am up north in Lynnwood so most of my hikes are around the North cascades. Such beautiful country we have here.
Hi murph, I do most of my hiking in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest out of the Packwood, Randle and Cispus areas. Sometimes I'll go into Mt. Rainier National Park or hike around Mt. St. Helens Volcanic Monument. I also have a great summer job where we hire several crews of high school age kids to work in conjunction with the forest service and do all kinds of jobs up in the woods.

Thats great. I use to hang out around there alot when I lived in Yakima. Now I spend my weekends checking out the northern cascades. Hope your ankle held up well today!
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Re: Wandering about in the woods

Postby remnar » Fri May 13, 2016 11:21 pm

murphjd25 wrote:
remnar wrote:
murphjd25 wrote:Awesome pics! Where abouts do you do alot of your hiking at? I am up north in Lynnwood so most of my hikes are around the North cascades. Such beautiful country we have here.
Hi murph, I do most of my hiking in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest out of the Packwood, Randle and Cispus areas. Sometimes I'll go into Mt. Rainier National Park or hike around Mt. St. Helens Volcanic Monument. I also have a great summer job where we hire several crews of high school age kids to work in conjunction with the forest service and do all kinds of jobs up in the woods.

Thats great. I use to hang out around there alot when I lived in Yakima. Now I spend my weekends checking out the northern cascades. Hope your ankle held up well today!
The ankle held up well but I can tell that I should hold off on any strenuous hikes for a while longer.

We are lucky to live in an area with so much natural beauty. I did a lot of hiking around the Yakima Canyon when I was in college at CWU. It's a lot different than the west side of the mountains but still beautiful. :)


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