I’ve fallen a little behind on my edits, letting them get stacked up since our mid-May trip to Mt. Daniels with Chris Olson, Jeff Rich, Tara and Carl Simpson. I got the call from the gang for a trip up to Mt. Daniel, which I couldn’t pass up, as this one is fairly close to home. To access Mt. Daniel, you head out on the Cle Elum Valley Road via the sweet, little city of Roslyn, WA (which is also known as the set of the long running tv series “Northern Exposure“. We all headed out the evening of May 19th for a little car camping fun, and to get an early start on the Cathedral Pass trail, which would lead us to “skinable” snow apx 5 miles into the hike. We did have to carry the skis over Cathedral Pass, and were back on the snow just before Peggy’s Pond. We all were quite surprised to see how much snow was in this zone as our own “stomping grounds” were almost totally snow free. It was a big day that finished off with a little pond skimming over a hella deep pond that was sitting on the toe of the Hyas Glacier. Good times, as always with this fun loving mountain crew!

Below is a look at the BIG day on Mt. Daniel….

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