Crystal Lake Birthday

I spent #58 with friend Betsy at Crystal Lake on Mt. Adams. Snow was already gone, replaced by mosquitoes.

Lots of lupine on the way up

Lots of buttercup on the way up

Adams from Riley Meadows

Some really bright indian paintbrush in the meadow

Finally a bit of snow

Final bit of steepness

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Saint Helens

Mt. Adams

Crystal Lake and Mt Adams

And at sunset

Different the next morning

Break at a lake on the way down

Birthday boy