81 – Even Higher Pass

From our campsite at High Pass (see Hike #79 – Low Pass/High Pass Backpacking Trip and Hike #80 – Gargett Mine to read about the other hikes we completed during this backpacking trip ), we could see the trail to “Even Higher Pass”, and such a beautiful morning, after our morning coffee we were heading up the trail once again.

Looking to "Even HIgher Pass"

Looking to “Even Higher Pass”

It was an uphill climb all the way.

Along the trail to "Even Higher Pass"

Along the trail to “Even Higher Pass”

The higher we got, the better the views.

Mount Baker to Tomyhoi Peak . . . from trail to "Even Higher Pass"

Mount Baker to Tomyhoi Peak . . . from trail to “Even Higher Pass”

Above Even Higher Pass, the trail turned into not much more than a shovel track as it switched back and forth up the steep slope of loose scree.

Footpath of switchbacks over side slope of loose scree

Footpath of switchbacks over side slope of loose scree

Looking at first like waterfalls in the distance with just the naked eye, through the binoculars and zoom lense of my camera as we continued to climb, we had a birds’ eye view of Mount Larrabee and could clearly see that those streaks were actually veins of white quarts.

Quarts veins on Mount Larrabee

Quarts veins on Mount Larrabee

We continued climbing the trail above Even Higher Pass, but turned back just short of reaching the ridge above the pass. Having climbed that high along the trail, it was a welcome relief to head back down again – to High Pass.

Hiking back down to our camp on High Pass

Hiking back down to our camp on High Pass

This was our last day at camp, so after returning from the hike to Even Higher Pass, we ate breakfast and broke camp, so stay tuned for the report of yet another fun day along the trail.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Categories: Hiking, Nature, Photography, Whatcom County | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Post navigation

One thought on “81 – Even Higher Pass

  1. Pingback: 82 – Morning at Camp – Hike Back to Twin Lakes (Day 2 – High Pass Backpacking Trip) « Sixty Before Sixty

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Fringe Association

Knitting ideas, inspiration and free patterns, plus crochet, weaving, and more


The blog about living life out of a prius and the adventures and life lessons along the way.

Oregon Coast Living

Life on the Coast

Central Oregon Coast NOW

The Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW)

Wool Ewe...


Southern Oregon Trails

Living & Hiking in Oregon

The Knitting Theologian

A Knitter's Blog

On the Needles

Knitting isn't so hard... sometimes

Live To Ride, Ride To Live!

Life's just better on two wheels!

Hiking Frogs

French hikers around the world

40 Days in the Wilderness:

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail through Oregon with Gretchen, Dave and (not) Tripp

Mots et Pensées

A story about knitting, crochet and words

Feel Good Knitting

Because Knitting Should Feel Good

Night Knitter

another knitting and sewing blog


Wool, Waldorf and Wanderings

Other time, other place

Just another WordPress.com site

Wandering the Wild

Backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail and Beyond

Deep Green Love

The happy side of green!

Guthook Hikes!

Hike Light, Hike Far, Hike Often

%d bloggers like this: