My friend Cat and I spent the day up near Mt. Rainier doing a lazy strolling in the meaodws along the PCT near Chinook Pass, here in Washington State.
The skies were blue, the air was balmy warm. The bugs were nearly gone. A gentle breeze even.
The biggest treat was full flowers still in bloom – yet on the nearby peaks 500 ft or so above fall colors are already here.
Dewey Lakes far below on the PCT.
It was just a really lovely day!
(September 9, 2008)