McClellan Butte Hike

A Monday afternoon jaunt up the hill. A little early season since there was only a single huckleberry to be found and one of the avalanche chutes was a bit tricky to get through.
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2020-07-13 14.08.16 Martin on the safe side of the first avalanche chute which didn't require much wandering on the loose talus.
Martin on the safe side of the first avalanche chute which didn't require much wandering on the loose talus.
2020-07-13 14.08.40 Kathryn, Zoe and Zilly on the other side getting water and enjoying the sun. Perfect weather conditions for the hike.
Kathryn, Zoe and Zilly on the other side getting water and enjoying the sun. Perfect weather conditions for the hike.
2020-07-13 15.26.48 Looking over at Mount Kent at the end of the valley which is still holding a little bit of snow starting at around 4,000'.
Looking over at Mount Kent at the end of the valley which is still holding a little bit of snow starting at around 4,000'.
2020-07-13 15.26.53 Whew! Finished the trail climb and ready for lunch to prepare for the summit block scramble.
Whew! Finished the trail climb and ready for lunch to prepare for the summit block scramble.
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2020-07-13 15.27.16 Zilly showing his sure-footedness above what would be a death tumble that'd stop many hundreds of feet downhill.
Zilly showing his sure-footedness above what would be a death tumble that'd stop many hundreds of feet downhill.
2020-07-13 15.27.26 From left to right in the foreground are the Duchess of Kent, Duke of Kent, and Mount Kent.
From left to right in the foreground are the Duchess of Kent, Duke of Kent, and Mount Kent.
2020-07-13 16.08.08 Tada! Atop McClellan Butte. Kathryn and Zilly stayed below to stay safe and happy.
Tada! Atop McClellan Butte. Kathryn and Zilly stayed below to stay safe and happy.
2020-07-13 16.13.04 Zoe adding some art to the summit register.
Zoe adding some art to the summit register.
2020-07-13 16.13.33 I-90 below with lots of hikeable peaks on both sides of the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie valley. Mt. Si is far left in the background and Mailbox Peak is the...
I-90 below with lots of hikeable peaks on both sides of the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie valley. Mt. Si is far left in the background and Mailbox Peak is the…
2020-07-13 17.23.16 Looking up thought the much, much sketchier avalanche chute. We didn't dare to cross the snow bridges so had to use the shrubbery to get around some steep...
Looking up thought the much, much sketchier avalanche chute. We didn't dare to cross the snow bridges so had to use the shrubbery to get around some steep…
2020-07-13 17.25.32 Notice the two somewhat recently used trails that have since collapsed into the stream below. Crossing the snow bridge to the right might have been possible,...
Notice the two somewhat recently used trails that have since collapsed into the stream below. Crossing the snow bridge to the right might have been possible,…