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Tolmie Peak

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Voice Cellular Coverage: 
Spotty, may not work at all
Data Cellular Coverage: 
Spotty, may not work at all
Cellular Provider: 
APRS Coverage: 
Don't know

It took me 2 days to get my 4 contacts at Tolmie Peak. I drove an hour and a half from Buckley, WA down HI 162 to Mowich lake. I then hiked the 2.9 miles past Lake Euclid to Tolmie Peak and experienced strong winds and driving rain to get heard. 

I bought my Rainier park pass on the way to Mowich lake and a Fee Stop, $20. 

There is clean water at Lake Euclid and while the rain is falling so are the streams. there were 2 waterfalls along the trail. 

I was within 10 meters of 3 deer and 40 meters on the Mountain Goat. I saw 3 martins and heard lots of song birds. 

I heard the WIN repeater working on 445.500. It was clear but I couldn't jump in the conversation. 

I heard VA, IL, TX,  Puerto Rico, and my contacts out of the Seattle area. 

The ranger lookout was locked because of the end of season I figure. There were visiter log books inside. 



Trail leading to Euclid Lake
Bambi was on the trail saying hi
Panographic shot of Rainier from Tolmie Peak
From Tolmie Peak looking at Lake Euclid and Mount Rainier
Mountain goat was 300 feet below Tolmie Peak