Onward, upward!

It’s not often that a recovering clearcut can provide lovely eye-candy. We found this wee lakelet along the PCT (yes, again!) not far from Snoqualmie Pass on National Forest Lands (your tax dollars at work).

We hiked up (very slowly, thankfully, paced by a trooper 3 1/2 year old with his own backpack) and got views of snow-dusted peaks in the distance, well above the treeline. We found lots of ’shrooms, many past their peak, and even a few blue- and huckleberries, also not quite at their best.

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