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.

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