Heliotrope, again 8.25.15

stats:

6.6 mi

gain: 2233 ft

max: 5816 ft

gpx track, use at your own risk: Helio

Helio 8.25.15

This is the summer that our wonderful state of Washington was on fire and the resulting smoke made hiking challenging for asthmatic me.  So I stayed near home base for a week where the smoke was less thick.

I went up to Heliotrope on the last day of June this year but a return visit is always welcome.  I had a friend join me that wanted to see the glacier.

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Today we just went out to the view point for the glacier.  Well, I went a little further because I can’t help myself.  But we did not go up Hogsback.  It was a beautiful day on the mountain, a little hazy off in the distance because of the smoke but not too bad at all.

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The creek crossings were very easy because the water flow was much less than in June, I never had to get my feet wet.

Once at the viewpoint I did a little scrambling up to a waterfall.

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From this higher advantage point, the glacier looked like a city of ice.

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