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Mount Mitchell - Gifford Pinchot NFVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Jun 12 2010
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Hiking5.92 Miles 2,062 AEG
Hiking5.92 Miles   4 Hrs      1.48 mph
2,062 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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With the forecast looking nice, decided to head up to Mt. Mitchell. Figured there would be no snow on the trail and lots of snow on Mt. St. Helens so we went. Great views at the top. Mt. Adams was clouded over but Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainier were all out in full glory. One other couple at the top but we did see several people on the hike down, including a large group just minutes from the trailhead. Saw some elk? near the trailhead. Thought they might be deer but they were big so I'm thinking elk. At least 10 or so. Too bad our car scared them off.
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average hiking speed 1.48 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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