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Mt.Fee,Volcanic Remnants

I recently spent two awesome days alone in the mountains, the first hiking into the gorgeous Brandywine meadow and the second climbing Brandywine Mountain.

 

A excellent and fun alpine scramble surrounded by excellent views of glaciers, craggy peaks, and snowy mountains. The meadow was filled with the sound of running water, lush greenery, flowers, and plenty of bouldering opportunities. A great place to camp and visit even if that's all you come for.

 

For those interested in the mountain, the views are worth the seemingly never ending talus. It takes about 30min to cross the gently sloping meadow from camp before starting on the talus, a great warm up. Nearing the ridge (and the end of the talus) a group of Ravens must find me interesting as they stayed close the rest of the hike. The sound of their flapping wings only meters away from my head was truly amazing.

 

As with every trip into the mountains there are lessons to be learnt. Snow covered talus is dangerous, but not as dangerous as when black lichen gets wet. Luckily I have a lifetime of experience walking on seaweed covered stones, just as slippery and potentially hazardous.

 

A truly fantastic trip, and a place I will surely visit in the future.

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Taken on September 14, 2010