McClelland Butte

Saturday August 23rd 2008

We did the hike to Bandera Mountain on a hot, humid weekend. Usually, Seattle weather in August is beautiful, but August 2008 was the fifth wettest August on record, which is perhaps why the humidity was so high. Also, we got a relatively late start on this hike, it was midmorning before we started out, so perhaps that is why it seemed warmer to us.

The trail is pretty steep.

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Starting sign for the trail to McClellan Butte Hand drawn map for the McClellan Butte trail Power lines Tree lined trail Sun through trees Iron Horse trail Iron Horse Trail sign The Iron Horse trail Moss and Ferns McClellan Butte Sign Tiny creek Moon over McClellan Butte Snow patch on the McClellan Butte trail More snow patches Mount Kent Looking east at I-90 Mount Rainier Zoom photo of Mount Rainier Chester Morse Lake Bandera Mountain Mount Si seen from McClellan Mount Rainier seen from McClellan summit Mount Kent seen from McClellan summit The true summit of McClellan butte Looking west toward Bellevue Melanie decided to climb partway up the McClellan rocky outcrop Art at the end of the McClellan hike Melanie victory photo on top of McClellan  Mount Rainier Mount Adams

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