Mt. Dickerman, Washington

Today was the best Tuesday I have had in a long time. Waking up at 6:15 a.m. wasn’t the best feeling but knowing we were going to be in the wilderness for hours witness some incredible views was so worth it. Along with my brother Cody and our friend Jesse, we drove approximately two hours to Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie National Park leading down a winding drive to Mt. Dickerman. As we were driving down the road a GIANT, GIANT Bald Eagle swooped down in front of our car and flew right in front of us as we followed down the road. We were all too intrigued and in awe to grab our cameras. The eagle’s wing span was approximately the width of the Land Rover we were in. He kept looking back at us as we followed further into the woods. After what felt like a lifetime the Eagle swoooped straight up into the sky and we lost him. THE best Eagle siting I have ever seen. We kept driving/riding in awe as we just witness one of nature’s true beauties. As we reached the trailhead we realized that we couldn’t have had better hiking conditions. The sun was shinning and the weather was just perfect for only a few layers. Approximately 30 minutes in we were all warm enough to start stripping layers. After moving through rocks, pines and waterfalls we end up in snow. The snow started out pretty icey and hard but then eventually we moved to power-like snow. About 2 hours in we came to an end to our trail. Instead of turning around we decided to make our own way to the top of the mountain. Things got a little sketchy on a few faces of the mountain that we ended up scaling across. This was the first time I felt a bit of nervousness run through me. Thank goodness my brother led the way with foot-holes to grip. After struggling to find out way to the top we made it!! The view was so incredible it was worth every step. We hiked about 2,700 ft. beginning at 2,000 which means we ended up at about 4,700 ft. After enjoying some PB&J’s and grapes we decided to head down. The sun was still shining and the air as fresh as I’ve ever felt it. We were at ease knowing we had a full path ahead of us through the waist deep snow. There was still plenty of moments when I was hoping my foot wouldn’t slip down the mountain causing an avalanche of Allison but after the views I saw and what we already conquered I felt pretty confident. When we moved back into the woods we were able to take some chances and have some fun sledding down on our butts to get to other trails. The hike was just what we all needed for a lovely Tuesday breather. We are happy we made it back in one pieces with only minor bruises and aches :) Enjoy the photos below…

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