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Mt Ellinor '06,  Olympic National Park,  July 7, 2006     page 1 / 28

I made my annual hike up Mt. Ellinor recently. I decided to hike a few trips just a bit earlier in the season than I had in the past, and I was not disappointed. While I used the summer route up this popular peak, there was still plenty of snow on Ellinor and the surrounding peaks to make them quite spectacular.

I began at the higher trailhead, about 3500 feet. The forecast was for clearing after morning clouds. The cloud cover kept the hike cool and comfortable.

The morning fog filtered through the forest