Day 4 North Cascade to Holly Lake
Day we left from the middle of the North Cascade Camp Zone, to Lake Solitude, up and over Paintbrush Divide and down to Holly Lake. 3.85 Miles from 8100 ft to 10,700 ft and down to 9400 ft.
The sun rising on Grand and Owen
Sunrise on the ridge above Camp 3
Camp 3 in the morning.
Camp 3 Background Sounds
Slept to this music all night long.
Early morning view at Camp 3
Toes taped and ready to go for Day 4 hiking over Paintbrush Divide.
Jen & Joes
Jen and Joes temt at Camp 3
Gretzky and Bjorn
Gretzky and Bjorn lighting up the Jet Boil.
Getting breakfast ready in the Camp 3 kitchen.
After three days of hiking, the feet need some patching up.
Camp 3 Morning
Saying goodbye to Camp 3
Jen and Joe
Happy to be on the trail for day 4 hiking.
North Cascade Meadow
Mountain meadow above Camp 3. Sadly no wildlife to see this morning.
Day 4 Hike
The climb up to Paintbrush Divide
The view of Solitude as we approached from the canyon.
Jen at Lake Solitude
The wind did the talking at Solitude. It got stronger and stronger as we climbed the divide.
Keewinot, Owen and Grand from Solitude.
The view back down North Cascade Canyon to the Tetons
Jen taking a break at Lake Solitude.
The View on the Climb
Panorama from the trail up to Paintbrush Divide
Solitude from on High
Well up the trail above and a good view of Lake Solitude.
Joe on the climb to Paintbrush with Lake Solitude below.
Joe and Tom
Chugging our way up, up and up.
Panorama from high up nearing Paintbrush.
Tom, Jen and Joe
A passer by on the way down took this for us while Joe was on a boot maintenance break.
Hand carved sign as we approached Paintbrush. Wonder who made that and when?
Last view, for now, as we head into the Divide and over the edge.