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I have a few different GPS tracks for the Nordic Pass trail. The best one is probably here from a 2007 trip:
The red line is my GPS track and the blue line is the actual location of the blue diamonds on the trees. I downloaded a copy of the coordinates of each diamond from Jim and Gary, the two who placed them. I dont know what GPS they used but I have a Garmin 60cs. Here is their trip report:
Dean Eades BirdMad - BirdGuides Photo of the Year Winner
I made my first hiking vacation to Washington in July 2008. Your pictures capture the hiking experience better than any I've seen. I'm mostly a day-hiker. I have some great ideas for my next trip now thanks to your galleries!
Found your pics on the net, really enjoyed them. Connected from WTA
Just wanted to say that naked pic with the girl in the straw cowboy hat is me. ITS FUCKIN RAD!!!! hope your solstice was as awesome as mine!
Just booked marked your site! Many ideas for future hikes, great photos. Thanks for sharing. I also do outdoor photography although not so much lately (lightscanvas.com)
Tears to my eyes...almost.
I created this site to share my trip photos and destinations with my friends and fellow hikers, not to advertise myself to anyone. It's simply a record of where I've been. Like you I also do my part. I donate to WTA, I pack out trash, I conduct simple repairs when needed. I do my best to minimize my impact and leave no trace.
The Old-Si trail may be unsigned but is far from secret. It is written up in a few books and there are many other reports on it listed on WTA. I'm sorry if I've offended.
Snoqualmie has alot of good snowshoe areas, I'm still exploring them myself. Commonwealth Basin is a good one, flat pretty much the whole way with lots of exploring opportunities. Stay low along the creek to minimize avalanche danger and be careful not to get too close to the creek. Big disadvantage is you'll share parking with the ski areas and may have to walk a good distance to the trailhead unless you go early.
Gold Creek is also good but way overcrowded. The walk around the mill pond is very easy but you can keep going up the road along the creek. Avalanche danger is low until about 4 miles in.
Kendall Peak lakes is also good but crowded. Most of the crowd thins out after around 2 miles. It's around 7 miles RT to the lakes, or for a shorter trip you can go right at the big flat area on the ridge to a decent viewpoint. If you go to the lakes it's safe to go to the first and second lake but there is no safe way up to the third lake.
Wherever you end up it's best to bring a map along. Right now route finding should be easy and there should be an established track until we get some new snow. Have fun!
I'm always interested in reading your WTA posts then checking out your photos... you seem to know some great snowshoe areas. Can you suggest a trail for a beginner snowshoer? I've been a few times, most recently in January to the top of Summit Central and around there for a few miles. We're looking for something about 3-6 miles, not terribly difficult with little to no avalanche danger, preferably near Snoqualmie Pass. ???
Keep up with the great photos! I love the pork & beans. :)
Wow, some of the most amazing photos I've ever seen! Can't wait to visit all of them :)
Wonderful photos! Dan
Great pictures, my friend. Please keep posting on WTA. Magellan
The SD500 is great for the size, but pretty useless on closed in trails. It's just not good enough in lower light and the size/shape makes it impossible to hand hold well. In good light it's awesome though. Great video mode. I'd probably get the S2-IS or Fuji F10 instead if I had to do it again.
Beautiful outdoor/landscape photography! How do you like your SD500?