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Climbing Mount Olympus, Washington September 1975

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Climbing Mount Olympus, Washington September 1975

Background (such as I recall it): OK, full disclosure: we didn't actually *summit* Mount Olympus itself. The bottom-middle picture shows what we had left, or how close we got, your call. A two-night, three-day hike, starting down on the Hoh River. With buddies Bill and Paul. Glacier Meadows, Blue Glacier, East Peak, Middle Peak. We used crampons, ice axes and ropes out on the Blue Glacier, but forty years later I don't recall it as being that big a deal. And there's one inexplicable photo of my dog Sisu lying on a snow field. I can't imagine I took him with me, but he was Sisu (the smartest, most ... competent dog I've ever known) and I was me, so maybe I did. Ektachrome slides.

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We may have reached Middle Peak something like this red line. Or not. I dunno. it was only forty years ago.
(The yellow line in another approach, for those who are a little more serious than we were).

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Middle Peak.

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The view from our personal summit on Middle Peak. Mount Olympus is across that saddle. The vertical trails are the footprints of those who've made the final approach. At least to the crux move, which is on rock. I think...

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Climbing Mount Olympus, Washington September 1975


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