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

Serious Backpacker, Grandfather, Volunteer, Advisor, Mentor and still Technologically Aware Greg retired as a technologist who served as a Chief Information Officer in Higher Education at Western Washington University, Missouri University of Science, Technology, George Fox University and the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. Prior to the IT career in Academia, Greg was a Systems Consultant with Hewlett-Packard. Other early jobs included IT activity in the oil shale and coal mining industries along with owning a computer store in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Posted on August 3, 2014, in Backpacking and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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