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Matthew Steingass
(Steingass) - F

Locale: Washington
Island lake with Oakley July 3 - 5 on 07/10/2009 00:42:53 MDT Print View

My wife needed a little break from our rambunctious 6 month old puppy Oakley so I took him on a short 5 mile two night trip to Island lake in the Alpine lakes wilderness off of Snoqualmie pass. This was also my first time in the Cascades because I live so much closer to the Olympics. Both of us had a great time.
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Talapus lake
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Olallie lake with Rainier in the background
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Nice cedar toilet at Island lake
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View of Talapus lake from toilet
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Granite mountain fire lookout
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Island lake
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Oakley down by the lake
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He slept under my quilt both nights
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Cool cloud above Rainier
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Edited by Steingass on 07/10/2009 00:44:53 MDT.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Island lake with Oakley July 3 - 5 on 07/16/2009 19:26:23 MDT Print View

I was surprised to still see snow in some of the photos. I bet that puppy was awfully tired at night.

Steven Killion
(blendedfrog) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Island lake with Oakley July 3 - 5 on 07/17/2009 00:26:04 MDT Print View

Matthew,
My wife and I were there the following weekend.

Olallie lake with Rainier in the background on the 11th.Olallie w/ Rainier 7-11-09

Zoomed in.Zoomed in.

It sure was busy on the way down. We counted 122 people and 9 dogs.

Matthew Steingass
(Steingass) - F

Locale: Washington
Island lake with Oakley July 3 - 5 on 07/17/2009 00:58:14 MDT Print View

Same here. I probably saw more people in 1 day than in all the other days combined this season. It was good for Oakley tho and luckily our camp was nice and quiet both nights.