Standing tall at an elevation of 5600 feet, there are spectacular views in every direction. Visible are alpine lakes both frozen over and uncovered, snow capped mountains, and peaks galore.
The last quarter of a mile is a scramble up these large boulders. One false move and you are plummeting hundreds of feet below. Cameron's long appendages make tasks like this a cake walk, I envy him in such moments.
Despite all the people on this trail, it is steep enough and long enough to space you out. The entire day, we were lucky enough to never have others hiking around us. As a result, we had no one to take our photo, so we used a rock as our tripod and struck a pose.
Weekends like this are rare, so when we have them they must be seized. Granite Mountain was the perfect way to spend a spectacular sun drenched day in Seattle.