|Wonder why we wanted to get back?|
|This picture in no way captures the true obscenity that is this hill.|
After that, we set out driving north. Because we heard it was pretty that direction. It turned out to be a fabulous day for north. We didn't really have any plans and only had a vague sense of the geography. We even left the maps in the truck. Didn't matter.
|North turned out to be very pretty.|
|Further investigation will be needed.|
|Not pictured, the places with 500 foot drops off one side. You are welcome Mom.|
Then we arrived at the trail head. We paid our fee and started wandering around.
|This ain't Kansas, they grow trees a little bigger here.|
|No, I mean bigger.|
|A pleasant rushing river to accompany our hike.|
Then we found the trail itself and started out. It was a beautiful day with a fabulous trail in the Olympic National Forest. The trail apparently can go for around 8 miles and up to 6000 feet. We knew we wouldn't do that much. It was good enough just to get out and go until we wanted to turn back.
|Gorgeous family on the beautiful trail|
|Looked like fun, but you know there was no way she was letting me cross it.|
|HAHAHAAAA. I had to give her the car keys, but she let me do it!|
|Our amateur mycologist at work|
|Spring is springing here.|
|"Michael, just stand right there for a second." "Why?"|
|See, I'm not the only adventure climber.|
|This is my cathedral.|
|My kids in my cathedral.|
It was a beautiful day. So clear that, from just behind the RV park, you could see Mt. Rainier.
|That is one impressive mountain.|