Dollar Lake to Elk Cove
So we tried another hike that was new to me. The trail went through part of the Dollar Burn area near the beginning. We hiked alongside the mountain to Elk Cove where we had lunch and hung out for awhile. Jon and Kirti hung out in their hammocks. Nice weather had returned for this weekend, unusual for this time of year.
After a rest, we turned around and retraced our path until we got to Barrett Spur where we took a detour to hike the ridge. We should have gone up the ridge at the beginning. We got high enough for a good view and then had to turn back. If you go high enough on the ridge you’ll have glaciers on both sides. This would also be a nice area to backpack in for an overnight hike.
|Beauty in a Burned Forest|
|Ice in a Stream|
|Kirti crossing over into Elk Cove|
|Jon and Kirti looking for a place to relax|
|Wind Blown Trees|
|Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams|
|Snow Covered Ridge on Mt. Hood|
|Jenny on Barrett Spur|
|Kirti is happy to be hiking|
|Turn Around Point|
|Jon and the Mountain|
|Dollar Burn Area|