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High Camp via Killen Creek Trail
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2019-08-29  
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High Camp via Killen Creek TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Backpack avatar Aug 29 2019
keepmoving
Backpack17.23 Miles 3,877 AEG
Backpack17.23 Miles2 Days         
3,877 ft AEG15 LBS Pack
 
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Parked at Muddy Meadow Trailhead and did a clockwise overnight loop up to High Camp via Killen Creek Trail. Recent storms had driven most people away from the mountain, so both trailheads were completely empty when I started my hike. Drizzled on me during the road walk to connect the trails, but eventually the sun broke out.

Gorgeous views of Mt. Adams and the surrounding peaks as the trail climbs above timberline. Continued past the trails end and set up camp at the base of a glacial tarn. Super windy overnight and lots of rain, but it just added to the experience. Bad weather just makes the sunset and sunrise that much more spectacular.

Base Weight: 13.4lbs
Starting Pack Weight: 15.9lbs
Flora
Flora
Whitebark Pine
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Named place
Mount Adams Mount Rainier
Meteorology
Meteorology
Glacier
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Lower elevation wildflowers are past their peak. But there are still some Lupine, Indian Paintbrush, and Penstemon blooming
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