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8.23.19

8.23.19a – tuna

8.23.19b – mimosa

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8.18.19

See note below about yesterday’s guest photo of the wilderness cabin, 1961.

8.18.19 – aspen at sunset

In response to several queries, the wilderness cabin in the guest photo by SST was from near Lyman Lake in 1961, the year of my family’s first backpacking trip to the North Cascades. As some have pointed out, yours truly is clearly visible among his siblings, his mother is hiding in the shadows in back, and his father is behind the camera. Our dear friend William, at right, was on his first big hiking trip with us. Being skunks and rascals, we quietly loaded his WWII-era ruck sack with rocks on the last day of hiking. To his credit, he didn’t give up on us at the spot, and so became a full fledged member of the family. SST probably made the black-and-white version as a possible Christmas card image, and William proudly kept a print that I took a photo of a few days ago. There’s a higher resolution crop, below, so that you can better see the faces.

We holed up for a day of intermittent rain, and William became legendary for creating, on the spot, a luscious blueberry cobbler using the local berries and a few supplies that were in the cabin, which at that time was used in winter by USGS snow survey teams, and left unlocked for use by hikers in the summer.

To check my hazy memory, I did a little sleuthing and found more information at http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8028241. Here are a couple of photos from about the same era, same cabin:

and our SST’s photo, zooming in on the faces:


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8.18.19

See note below about yesterday’s guest photo of the wilderness cabin, 1961.

8.18.19 – aspen at sunset

In response to several queries, the wilderness cabin in the guest photo by SST was from near Lyman Lake in 1961, the year of my family’s first backpacking trip to the North Cascades. As some have pointed out, yours truly is clearly visible among his siblings, his mother is hiding in the shadows in back, and his father is behind the camera. Our dear friend William, at right, was on his first big hiking trip with us. Being skunks and rascals, we quietly loaded his WWII-era ruck sack with rocks on the last day of hiking. To his credit, he didn’t give up on us at the spot, and so became a full fledged member of the family. SST probably made the black-and-white version as a possible Christmas card image, and William proudly kept a print that I took a photo of a few days ago. There’s a higher resolution crop, below, so that you can better see the faces.

We holed up for a day of intermittent rain, and William became legendary for creating, on the spot, a luscious blueberry cobbler using the local berries and a few supplies that were in the cabin, which at that time was used in winter by USGS snow survey teams, and left unlocked for use by hikers in the summer.

To check my hazy memory, I did a little sleuthing and found more information at http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8028241. Here are a couple of photos from about the same era, same cabin:

and our SST’s photo, zooming in on the faces: