After my last trip up there I went back the next weekend for more fun and lots of cleaning. I spent the first 2 hours mapping the boulders above the road and then set into cleaning boulders for climbing. This was done in late May and the flowers were in bloom. What a beautiful time to be up climbing.
Lost Lake Bouldering from Tymun Abbott on Vimeo.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
I was going through my photo's the other day and came across my folder full of shots of a trip that I took up Dog Creek just east of Dog mountain in Washington. This trip was done in March of 2011 with a lot of water in the creek. We did not get all the way to the top of the drainage but we had a great adventure and saw an incredible canyon.
After this last shot it took some time to work our way past the cliffs and down but we made it without incident. A wild adventure for sure and one to return to with more time.
|The loop we took.|
|Dog creek falls. The starting point.|
|Climbing the left side of the falls wall.|
|View looking down from the top.|
|The creek above the falls.|
|Looking for a way across|
|We climbed up and through.|
|Drop after drop.|
|Looking back down the creek.|
|Working are way around the next one.|
|Just above the falls.|
|Finally a flat spot but not for long.|
|The flat part of the creek.|
|Right around the corner more falls awaited.|
|We had to go higher to get past this one.|
|The creek below.|
|Making our way back down to the creek.|
|Looking down the creek from the landing.|
|My friend checking out the way ahead. This would be what stopped us.|
|The creek dropping and turning the corner.|
|Lots of water!|
|Climbing up super steep moss to see the creek above.|
|Beautiful falls below|
|The creek continues on.|
|The drops just above were the creek goes into a narrow slot.|
|We headed up to go out and the view was great.|
|The car way below.|
|Looking south across the gorge on a beautiful winter day.|