This August, our Second Annual Group Camping Trip found us at Mount Rainier National Park. We camped at Ohanapecosh, forayed to Silver Falls and Grove of the Patriarchs, admired the smorgasbord of wildflowers and delighted in hoary marmots at Paradise.
In early summer, the forest floor in the western Cascade mountains is lush with sprightly young growth. Last week I took a hike on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River, 45 minutes from Seattle. After ten or fifteen miles on a gravel road as pockmarked with potholes as an english muffin with ‘nooks and crannies’ (sorry, car!), I reached the quiet trailhead. I indulged myself and photographed as much as I wanted (oops, 350 photos later…). Experience early summer in the Cascade Mountains in this forest walk photo tour. Continue reading