A friend had some time off work and was willing to go on a winter journey. He has been day hiking with me now for 3 year, but has never done an overnight type trip. It was time for him to step into the world of backpacking, even tho the conditions weren't what a beginner should really experience. Temperatures ranged from 19 to 32 degrees through the trip. Tho it was winter, could not pass up the chance to be in the alpine, the cold weather also made for pristine air quality. This means no haze in the air for photography!
This was my first overnight trip for 2014. I was on a mission to get back to Dodger Point, last time the weather had us pretty much socked-in. Olympic Mountains have a super low snowpack this year. Happy to still be able and take advantage of that fact. Could this mean early alpine season?
|8 miles from my door step, Mount Fitzhenry greats us into the Park.|