Si si on Mount Si

Woke up early and lay there messing on the laptop.

This day last week I ran the Mercer Island Half Marathon. Here are some of the photos I took during the run.

We took off in the large crowd
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It thinned out after a few miles
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Came back into town towards the end.
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Then up the hill towards the finishing line.
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Crossed with my fastest half marathon time.
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Julie crossed over also
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Up and had the tea and bread. We headed over to North Bend and parked the car at the Mount Si Trailhead.
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Today we will hike up Mount Si for as far as we can. The last report I read from 5 days ago said it was snowed over about three quarter of a mile from the top.
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Off we go in the brike early mountain air. The sun is coming out as we head up.

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A Baby River Runs Through It
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A woodpecker is whacking his beak nonstop on a tree as we pass by.
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We come across the first sign of snow just after the Mile 3 mark.
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Still passable at this point so it is looking god for the summit.
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We reach the rock slide area and the snow is melted from the rocks.
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Rainier looks great from up here. The camera doesn’t catch it so well.
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We reach the top. I am glad it has cleared up in the last 5 days here.
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I build a dolmen up here in memory of Barry O Leary who passed on recently.
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Then I build another for Helen O Meara who passed away at the end of last year.
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Prayers follow for both of them.
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Then back to me family. We take the Summit Photos
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Then head back down.
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It is slower going down with the people coming up having the right of way.

We are back at the bottom after the 8 mile hike in great weather.

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We eat our sandwiches at the bottom.

Then head back to Seattle.b

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Drop Realta at her place and head off to Whole Foods for provisions.

Home

Relaxed

Ate a Margherita Pizza for dinner and Baked Alaska for dessert.

Finished out the very last season of Weeds. It was a good time to finish.

Ate a gwall of chocolate since it was Easter.

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