Chinook Pass

TCJ

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I was born on June 6th on the 5th anniversary of D Day. You can do the math. Each year on my birthday Barbara and I take a drive up to the summit of Chinook Pass, WA to check out the snow and a good long trip with my new Jeep TJ to check the gas mileage. Also I decided to name my Jeep, TJ. it is a 1999 Wrangler TJ and those letters are my initials too.

Just above Pleasant Valley
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Barbara Looking for wildflowers
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These two waterfalls washed out this section of the highway on the Normile grade a couple weeks ago. They fixed it in a hurry.
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Unnamed peak on the west end of American Ridge near the summit of Chinook.
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Close up of the same peak.
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Naches Peak
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Mount Rainier had a Curly Cloud Cap
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Yakima Peak
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Naches Peak on the left, Yakima Peak on the right, in the bottom is the head waters of the Rainier Fork of the American River
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Barbara, Me , and TJ at Chinook pass Summit.
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While we were eating lunch a big Raven stopped by
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Looking for a hand out.
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He...or She...was very polite.
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About three feet from tip of beak to end of tail feathers
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Still waiting
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Beautiful Bird
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On the way back down the pass we stopped at what is now called the Indian Flats Pond across the highway from the Indian Flats Forest Service Summer Home group. Until about 1970 it was the Indian Flats garbage Dump. About 1972 the dump was closed and it was turned into a gravel pit to supply rock to crush into gravel to chip seal the Bumping Lake road. Then the spring on the hill filled the gravel pit with water and it became a pond.

A patch of Daisies at the Indian Flats Pond
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I was born on June 6th on the 5th anniversary of D Day. You can do the math. Each year on my birthday Barbara and I take a drive up to the summit of Chinook Pass, WA to check out the snow and a good long trip with my new Jeep TJ to check the gas mileage. Also I decided to name my Jeep, TJ. it is a 1999 Wrangler TJ and those letters are my initials too.

Just above Pleasant Valley
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Barbara Looking for wildflowers
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These two waterfalls washed out this section of the highway on the Normile grade a couple weeks ago. They fixed it in a hurry.
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Unnamed peak on the west end of American Ridge near the summit of Chinook.
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Close up of the same peak.
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Naches Peak
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Mount Rainier had a Curly Cloud Cap
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Yakima Peak
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Naches Peak on the left, Yakima Peak on the right, in the bottom is the head waters of the Rainier Fork of the American River
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Barbara, Me , and TJ at Chinook pass Summit.
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While we were eating lunch a big Raven stopped by
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Looking for a hand out.
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He...or She...was very polite.
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About three feet from tip of beak to end of tail feathers
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Still waiting
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Beautiful Bird
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On the way back down the pass we stopped at what is now called the Indian Flats Pond across the highway from the Indian Flats Forest Service Summer Home group. Until about 1970 it was the Indian Flats garbage Dump. About 1972 the dump was closed and it was turned into a gravel pit to supply rock to crush into gravel to chip seal the Bumping Lake road. Then the spring on the hill filled the gravel pit with water and it became a pond.

A patch of Daisies at the Indian Flats Pond
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Wonderful pictures of some of the more beautiful areas of the state! ;)
 
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