Goat Rocks Wilderness BP Trip

Just returned from my best backpacking trip ever in the Goat Rocks Wilderness area in between Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams in Washington. I was there July 27 – August 1 and the weather was as perfect. The mosquitoes were a bit aggressive but manageable. Overall the trip probably included about 33 miles and 5000 ft of vertical.

This video of the falls below Goat Lake tries to convey the enormity of the area.

Snow on hike to Old Snowy

Snow on hike to Old Snowy

Goat Rocks

Goat Rocks

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier from PCT

Cispus Pass

Cispus Pass

Mt. Adams

Mt. Adams from Goat Lake

Valley below Goat Lake

Valley below Goat Lake

About ghsmith76

Greg Smith is currently the Interim CIO at Western Washington University. Prior to WWU Greg was the CIO at Missouri S&T, and before that the CIO for George Fox University in Newberg, OR. Greg went to the Northwest from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology in Indianapolis, IN. where he served as the Director of IT for 8 years. Prior to the IT career in Academia, Greg was a Systems Consultant with Hewlett-Packard primarily with the Analytical Group working out of San Francisco,Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Greg's passion as a CIO in Higher Education comes from his belief that Technology can benefit Teaching & Learning.

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