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Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie N.F. - Kelly Butte

Kelly Butte is the site of a standing lookout which I visited in late August 2005. The lookout is in poor condition there are plans in the works for a local volunteer to refurbish it in 2006. This is an area reserved mostly for logging but this particular mountain was a bit more scenic than I imagined. There is an attractive rocky escarpment on the South face of the peak which gives it a unique look that is much different than the rest of the rounded forested (or clearcut) knobs for which this area is known. A nice sunny day with views of Rainier and distant views of a lot of well known Cascade peaks found North of I-90. The photos:
Kelly Butte
Kelly Butte
First View of Lookout
First View of Lookout
Sepia Crags
Sepia Crags
The Mountain
The Mountain
Kelly Butte
Kelly Butte
Lumpy Rocks
Lumpy Rocks
Summit Plateau from Road Bend
Summit Plateau from Road Bend
Flatter Summit Area
Flatter Summit Area
Alpine Lakes Peaks
Alpine Lakes Peaks
View Back Towards The Truck
View Back Towards The Truck
B & W Rocky Backbone
B & W Rocky Backbone
Mt. Rainier From Trail
Mt. Rainier From Trail
Rocky Spine
Rocky Spine
Mt. Stuart and Co.
Mt. Stuart and Co.
Lookout Interior
Lookout Interior
Cedar River Watershed
Cedar River Watershed
Paintbrush
Paintbrush
Trailside Scenery
Trailside Scenery
Purple Flowers
Purple Flowers
Old Stump
Old Stump
Fireweed
Fireweed
Trail Heading Up
Trail Heading Up
Fireweed and Lookout in the Distance
Fireweed and Lookout in the Distance
Ascending Trail on a Nice Summer Day
Ascending Trail on a Nice Summer Day