Granite Mountain Hike

Kid free hike to the top of Granite Mountain on a hot, hot day.
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img_9305 Everybody's happy as we start off in the shaded woods.
Everybody's happy as we start off in the shaded woods.
img_9306 Looking up the avalanche chute towards our destination, which is slightly to the left.
Looking up the avalanche chute towards our destination, which is slightly to the left.
img_9312 Getting close to the end of the trees.
Getting close to the end of the trees.
img_9313 Martin the water mule looking up, up, up.
Martin the water mule looking up, up, up.
img_9315 Kathryn hoofing it up the switchbacks in the sun.
Kathryn hoofing it up the switchbacks in the sun.
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img_9318 There's I-90 way down there. We didn't escape highway noise until the very end.
There's I-90 way down there. We didn't escape highway noise until the very end.
img_9320 Zilly starting to question the wisdom of this trek.
Zilly starting to question the wisdom of this trek.
img_9322 Zilly starting to fade as our hike turned into a a shade-to-shade stopfest.
Zilly starting to fade as our hike turned into a a shade-to-shade stopfest.
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img_9326 Peek-a-boo I see you Mt. Rainier. Unfortunately smoke from forest fires in Canada made for a hazy view up top.
Peek-a-boo I see you Mt. Rainier. Unfortunately smoke from forest fires in Canada made for a hazy view up top.