I took this aerial footage in September 2015 but finally got around to posting this online. This was taken at Putrid Pete’s Peak (aka – “P3”), just outside the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The trail is steep, but very accessible from I-90. It’s a relatively short hike at 3.4 miles one-way, but with some glute-firing altitude gain of 3,020 ft., topping out at 5,220 ft. elevation. My buddy John scrambled the ridge as I operated the drone; I was able to find a small 3′ x 3′ spot to launch and land the drone in the steep, rocky area. My favorite shot is at 0:52, where I was able to follow the ridge with the sun in front, creating a silhouette of the formation with Mt. Rainier in the background.
Shot with a GoPro Hero 4 Black mounted on a 3DR Solo drone.
aerial footage of Putrid Pete’s Peak, Snoqualmie Region WA
(adjust settings to view in hd)