hiking · Trip Reports

Here and There

Fall is here in the PNW…and that brings my desire to be outside. I can breathe again, and I don’t feel sapped by the sun. Add in that the youngest’s asthma is easier on him when it rains…..

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The salmon are heading home in the Cedar River – and yes, we saw a few having made the last jump before the hatchery.

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The Cedar isn’t a big river (it’s really just a creek), but it is quiet and very pretty. (It’s a huge part of Seattle’s water source, hence much of it is taken above this).

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Add in a few weeks of rain and sun with mild temperatures, and oh the moss comes back to life.

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Decorated rocks around the river, near the dam.

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Baby ferns in the moss.

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When the moss is thriving, it reminds me of native slugs,

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The youngest.

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“Mama, take my photo! I make crazy faces!”

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The boys being smarmy and full of smooches….

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And 3 seconds later….bros forever!

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And Monday woke to fog, but oh it burnt off fast. The sunny and cold mornings are the best part of Fall!

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The oldest had today off from work, so him and the youngest and I went dayhiking, while middle one went to school.

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A nice 5 miles, and then off to school for the youngest! Now….let October slow down and enjoy it.

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