My dog and I hiked to Lake 22 on a foggy fall day. We reached the lake only to find that we had about 10 feet of visibility. I decided to go just a little bit further to see if we could find any good photo opportunities and saw this giant rock which my dog climbed up on. After that I almost decided to turn around and head back down the mountain, but when I looked up the fog started clearing. First the trees atop the mountain on the other side, then the gorgeous turquoise lake appeared. If I had decided to go instead of press on or if I had come at an earlier time, I might have missed seeing the lake altogether.
Early morning sunrise in Cispus Basin shared with Georgie the dog
A view of the top along the Marmot Pass Trail. A fantastic place to view of flowers, snow capped mountains in a well known dry section of Olympic National Forest of The Buckhorn Wilderness.
Hemi watching out for intruders (aka squirrels) while we eat lunch at the falls.
Beautiful Hike up to Lake Serene. It was the perfect day for a reflection shot.
Hiking along the first of the Twin Lakes.
First time doing this hike and it was a mighty good one.
May 18, 2014. The clouds make Lake Serene so unbelievable and dramatic. The glacier peaks were showing off today.
On the way down from a Mt. St Helens decent
My favorite part of spring: the days are long enough to go on post-work sunset hikes. Aahh!
I caught this sunset while hiking the Joseph Whidbey State Park Trail down to the beach. A beautiful sunset with a Blue Heron enjoying the sunset also.
Boston Terrier Boomer running up ahead, scouting the next turn as we snowshoe up to Artist Point.
I'd say that she's smiling. She carries her own water too.
We were excited about the view, but our dog was more excited to enjoy the snow.
Scout was delighted to find "summer snow" as his favorite game is Catch the Snowball.
Mt. Hinman summit bivouac. You don't need a tent if the dog fits inside your sleeping bag.
"Because I get fed double." From LaBohn Gap via Necklace Valley.
10 hr. ascent, leisurely. Summit bivouac. A corgi fits inside your sleeping bag; toasty. This hike is perhaps better slightly earlier -- snow cover is more dog-friendly than rocky talus.
oops, double post, sorry.
After getting all the way up to the top of Mount Defiance, he started looking for resting areas on the way back down--here's a particularly scenic one!
Happy hikers on Iron's summit ridge.
Can't eat it, sniff it, chew it, or roll in it. Useless. Seems sorta cool anyway.
... the other half is persistence.
Spring flowers bring smiles to the faces of humans and canines alike!