Bandera Mountain Hike

Wonderful hike today. One hour from Seattle off of I-90 exit 45 is Bandera Mountain. The drive to the mountain was interesting, it looked like all the mountains had been sifted with powdered sugar, with a definite line where the melting point started on the mountain.

The drive on the mountain up to the trail head was exciting to say the least. It was a one lane road and the snow was wanting to push my truck over the edge. I was a little scary a couple of times.

I snapped a few shots below of the hike up the mountain. Unfortunately I had to stop an hour into the hike because the snow drifts were so deep they were up to my knee. Next time I will need to bring some snow shoes… right after I buy some.

 

 

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I love the panorama feature on the iphone 5

 

 

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Beautiful view. You can also see the clear line of where the snow stops its creep down the mountain as the temperatures begin to warm.

 

 

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Like always pictures do not do it justice. This snow was almost impossible to walk through before I turned around.

 

 

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