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Beaver Lake survived its first “junior” musical.  It was strange and awesome, both at the same time.  Noah surprised us all once again with his evil Jafar laugh and ability to carry whole scenes.  His dry humor finally got a stage on which to shine.  We certainly missed Mrs. Woodman and Mrs. Worthington but change happens and we still fortunate to have a musical in the community.

With Bro and Sis

With Bro and Sis

Part of the cast after the final show.

Part of the cast after the final show.

Photobombed

Photobombed

With Iago and Razul

With Iago and Razul

Dancing

Dancing

Jafar

Jafar

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Doing a little remodeling.  It pays to have small people who can get into tight spaces.

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Improving

When asked what he likes most about Cross-country, Noah said improving.  Last week he finished 28th, this week 16th!

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Finding Glacier Peak

Another part of the Cascades that I have not visited yet is the area near Glacier Peak.  Several years ago, a big flood washed out parts of the Suiattle River Road making it a long hike to get close to this remote mountain.  Every year it seems, I pull out the maps and link in my mind the trails that make a loop around the Glacier peak.  Then I add up the days and the weight of my pack and the uncertain weather and put the maps away for another year.

In search of a late-summer hike, I chose the North Fork of the Sauk Trail.  It leads to White Pass.  There are some dashed lines on the map which made a lollipop into a basin near the snout of the White Chuck Glacier.  The map is labeled “Glacier Peak Meadows”.  Intrigued and with a fantastic forecast, I set the course.  Nate decided to tag along.  It was glorious wandering and a good reminder that the dashed lines lead to the most interesting places.

To prepare for an impending audition, Nathan practiced his monologue at the top of each pass.

Not there yet

Not there yet

Grouse

Grouse

Indian Head Peak

Indian Head Peak

White Pass

White Pass

Dusk

Dusk

Sundip

Sundip

White Pass camp

White Pass camp

Last light

Last light

Moon over Indian Head

Moon over Indian Head

Morning alpenglow

Morning alpenglow

Sun coming up

Sun coming up

Marmot on White Mtn.

Marmot on White Mtn.

First view of Glacier Peak

First view of Glacier Peak

Glacier Peak Meadows

Glacier Peak Meadows

Mt. Baker in the distance

Mt. Baker in the distance

Pyramid shadow

Pyramid shadow

Mt Rainier in the distance

Mt Rainier in the distance

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Looking back toward White Pass from White Mtn summit

Looking back toward White Pass from White Mtn summit

Glacier Peak Meadows

Glacier Peak Meadows

White Mtn

White Mtn

On the dotted line trail

On the dotted line trail

The dotted line trail goes over there!

The dotted line trail goes over there!

Glacier Peak, one of Washington State's active volcanoes

Glacier Peak, one of Washington State’s active volcanoes

Crested another Col

Crested another Col

Meadows and peaks

Meadows and peaks

White Chuck Cinder Cone

White Chuck Cinder Cone

Meadows

Meadows

White Chuck Glacier

White Chuck Glacier

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Plunging creek

Plunging creek

The "trail" is right next to the creek

The “trail” is right next to the creek

There will be four “graduations” in June this year.  Laura will get her Masters from UW.  Nathan will graduate high school.  Noah and Naomi will finish their last years of middle school and elementary school respectively.

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