As you can see from the above picture, our hike yesterday was, well, in a word, wet. I knew it would be, since they tell you that if the weather forecast says it is 80% chance of rain in these parts, that means you could count on it. I waffled back and forth about whether to go or not, but finally decided that I would go ahead and make the trek if others also went.
As it was, 14 Senior Trailblazers showed up, far beyond what I expected we would have. We were scheduled to drive up to the trailhead in the mountains, a fairly long drive, to hike up to Heliotrope Ridge. Since we were pretty sure it would be rainy, we decided instead to go up to Stewart Mountain on the east side of Lake Whatcom, just 10 miles away. We expected just light rain and then occasional showers in the afternoon. Instead, it just rained on us from about a mile out until we turned around after hiking up three miles and 2,000 feet. (The entire trip is almost five up and another thousand feet or so.) Instead of stopping to have lunch, we hiked back down and went to the Senior Center for lunch.Here you can see four of the intrepid group, considering what to do: go back down, try to eat a soggy lunch, or just keep going up. Even though we hiked a total of six miles in the rain, it was so much better than staying inside watching it come down, don't you think?
I have a question for some of my blogging friends: my last three posts have received comments that I consider to be spam (they just picked up information from previous comments and have an embedded link), and I'd like to delete them. I have spent some time in blogger trying to find out how to do this, and I can't. Instead of allowing myself to be totally frustrated, I figured I'd ask YOU if you know how to delete unwanted comments. Anybody?