Sunday, September 24, 2006

Hike Up Broken Top

Today was another day in paradise type day - warm and crystal clear. So, Karen and I ditched the kids and hiked to near the top of Broken Top mountain. To get to the top you need to do real rock climbing which was not on our agenda today. We got close to 9,000 feet in any event and the views and scenery were stunning as usual for the crest of the Cascades.

The first photo is the standard postcard view of Broken Top - and for good reason. The next photo is around the other side of the mountain and up pretty close to the top. The very rapidly melting glaciers there have created this lake. It is an amazing shade of blue-green.