Stay at Home Vacation

By Paul

Originally posted: Sunday, September 10, 2006
Modfied: Thursday, April 19, 2007

During August I took a week and half off from work.  Gregg was already out for the summer.  The main event was a 5-day campout with a bunch of guys near Skykomish. I've been on that campout every year since 1997 and this is the first year I didn't take any pictures.  Maybe that was my last "Kamp Kodiak" for a couple of years.

We did go up the Mountain Loop hiway for two nights of camping.  Here are some picture of our short hike up to the "Big 4 Ice Caves".

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The hike is short -- maybe 2 miles.  It starts just off the Mountain Loop Hiway.

The first part of the hike is on a boardwalk over marsh and ponds.

This trail is so well maintained.  This was my first time here since about 1990.  I was amazed how much effort and money
has been spent on this popular trail.

At the ice caves.  We didn't go in.  I'm chicken about such things.