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picture not taken by me, just to show representation til i find my photos...

After parking at the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center (commonly known as the Paradise Visitor Center), We walked for about half an hour or so (i guess?) on gentle sloping cement trails up through the mountain valley surrounded by colorful flowers looking down upon the whole valley until we came to the dirt trails. Shortly after the dirt trails start we see snow:) Now keep in mind we did this in August and it was 85 degrees F. just 2 hours down the mountain when we started this excursion. Now we see snow? In August ? just awesome :) so we proceeded to have
a snow ball fight(again in august:)

It was one of those memorable moments and i can't believe i haven't done it again yet, but soon plan to. Sometimes you don't have to travel far away to experience something that is truly memorable and spectacular as well. If you attempt this in the future or travel up any mtn. , My advise would be to layer your clothing. I would also advise you go on a sunny day so the sun will keep you warm up there as well as just better to enjoy the views.

I would guess we were tossin snow balls in about 60 degree F. temp. so not to bad and the sun coming down on you fealt quite nice. If you live any where close or plan to visit
this area(Seattle, Washington) it might be something to consider :) If i can be of help with questions regarding places and things i know, that would be great, please don't hesitate to ask.
Thanks for reading, and letting me share my experiece with a big smile on my face :)


geokid says:
Nice pic.
Posted on: Dec 22, 2008
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