Northwest NEWS

November 11, 2002

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Scouts reach summit

summit1.jpg Photo courtesty of Boy Scout Troop 573
   Local scouts celebrate their successful summit of Mt. Daniels, 7,899 feet. Left to right are Andrew Carrell, Carl Seip, Nick Welter, foreground Jerry Salter, Collin Danaher, and Cindy Salter. Not pictured is Jack Seip.
   summit2.jpg Photo courtesty of Boy Scout Troop 573
   Andrew Carrell, Carl Seip, Nick Welter and Cindy Salterhike with their ice axes across the final snowfield toward the summit of Mt. Daniels.
   A dream came true for seven members of local Boy Scout Troop 573 this fall. Following a summer of training and summit attempts, success was finally achieved when the group reached the top of Mt. Daniel, the tallest mountain in King County at 7,899 ft.
   The High Adventure Patrol of Troop 573 went on two hikes per week and worked on using ice axes and ropes and knots.
   The climbers were Carl Seip and Nick Welter, both sophomores at Woodinville High; Andrew Carrell, a sophomore at Inglemoor; and Collin Danaher, a freshman at Timbercrest Junior High School. Jack Seip, Cindy and Jerry Salter were the adult leaders.
   The scouts are already planning some big trips, including a climb of Mt. St. Helens Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood, as well as a 50 mile backpacking trip.
   Boy Scout Troop 573 is chartered by Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church, outside of Woodinville.