My husky mix, Emma, enjoying the view.
Went on a new hike today on the Ira Spring Trail, Snoqualmie Pass. Our original plan was hiking to Bandera Mountain. The recent snow interrupted those plans as the last leg of a very steep section was not worth the risk of injury. So, we hiked to Mason Lake. I love reflections so I was busy taking pictures while my husband was cooking our Freeze Dried meals. I didn't realize while taking this picture how the thin layer of ice would play into this photograph. smile emoticon
Emerging fiddle heads - must be spring!
My family and I hiked from Narada falls to the Reflections lakes on the 3 mile loop. We stopped for lunch at the stone wall near the lakes and a bunch of these very personality-filled little birds came to visit. They tried multiple times to snatch our food right out of our hands. It was pretty amusing. Here is a good shot I got of one of them contemplating his next attempt at sandwich snatching.
The service road in the park.
A nice find along the trail, a color variation of Calypso orchid
Surrounding mountains reflecting in a calm Heather Lake, Mountain Loop Highway, WA.
Heaven on Earth.
This was taken about an hour after sunset at 9200' on the Camp Muir snowfield.
Hanford Reach and White Bluffs hiking the north Trail
Early Winter Spires at Washington Pass on the Highway 20 opening weekend.
A beautiful, but very hot day. Well worth the short hike to see the lakes and waterfall.
We decided to snowshoe Goat Peak in an April snow storm. Up was hard, down was really hard.
The rock underlayer is necessary for a durable trail. Mineral soil will go on top of this rock layer to complete the tread surface. Hand-crafting makes a difference, too!
Spring day along the river trail at Lord Hill.
Creating a Natural Optical Illusion with the Windows and Mirrors of Suntop Lookout.
From the summit of Mount Jupiter looking towards The Brothers.