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Kendal Katwalk, Snoqualmie Pass WA

The Kendall Katwalk hike seems to be very popular, or at least it was on this weekend in July. The hike starts from the Pacific Crest Trail parking area near the start of the Alpental road. At a little over 10.5 miles round trip the hike is quite long which is where all of the difficulty of the hike come from. The elevation gain is 2700 feet, but, it is pretty well spread out over the length of the trail.

(July 12, 2003; up-3:25, down-2:30)

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This picture is very similar to one I took last year. But, this one looks much better thanks to the help of a circular polarizer. This picture is remarkable similar to one I took last year. But, this one looks much better thanks to the help of a circular polarizer. I had to include this picture because I thought it helped to convey what a beautiful day it was on this hike.
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Another sky picture. Snoqualmie Mountain in the distance. A close up of Snoqualmie Mountain.
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Not just another picture of Snoqualmie Mountain, but, a picture of the Pacific Crest Trail (the one I'm one) cutting through this green mountain side. Turning further to the right (from the previous picture) this could be seen. I was surprised by the color of the horizon in this picture. Near the center of the picture is Interstate 90.
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A close up of Red Mountain, compared to the other pictures I've taken of it on other hikes. Facing north up Kendall Katwalk. What I found most interesting about Kendall Katwalk is that the trail abruptly switches from traveling along the west face of a mountin to the east face of another mountain on a relatively straight section of trail. This picture was from the narrowest part of Kendall Katwalk, show in the previous picture.
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Facing west from Kendall Katwalk (same spot as the previous picture) Snoqualmie Mountain is directly ahead. Red Mountain can be seen near the right edge of the picture. Facing east from Kendall Katwalk Alta Mountain is directly ahead. Facing south down Kendall Katwalk.
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There isn't much space on Kendall Katwalk to eat lunch so we continued north on the trail and the scrambled up to a ridge. This picture of me was take while I was standing on the ridge north west of Kendall Katwalk. Altitude approximately 5850 feet. In the center of this picture is the north face of Red Mountain. To the right of Red Mountain is Lundin Peak and behind Red Mountain is Snoqualmie Mountain. This picture was taken from the ridge mentioned in the previous picture. Another picture from the ridge we ate lunch on. Mt. Thompson (6554 feet) is seen to the right and Mt Price to the left.

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The pictures in this gallery were taken with a Sony DCR-PC100 1-mega pixel camera. Email me if you would like a higher resolution version of any of these pictures.