First Climb of The Year

Headed up to Hatcher Pass with the dogs today, hmm, no one else to go with I guess, mainly to see if it was open yet. Yes it is! Drove up to Summit Lake, and low and behold, no one was there, Yay. I have always driven by due to way too many people around the lake. So anyway, we jumped out of the Jeep, well mostly the dogs did the jumping, and took a nice walk around the lake. It’s really no big deal, very pretty, but I doubt I’ll stop again.

After walking around Summit Lake I headed back down the Pass to park at a spot I’ve been to a few times. This area is right at the entrance to Hatcher Pass proper. There is a nice steep ridge to the side that I have climbed about half way before. This time I made it to the top, and what a great place that is. Once on top of the ridge it flattens out a bit making for some really nice walking, and the views are amazing. I could have gone up even further, but I wasn’t prepared for a hike to that extent. After taking it all in for a while it was time to head home.

Looking down at Hatcher Pass Lodge

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View from the climb

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One the climb up. Hatcher Pass Lodge and Road

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Mountain Creek

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Ross Avens

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’til next time
Ed ‘n da Dogs

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