Nooksack River. Although the above picture just shows the men, half of the hikers were women, including me. I was so happy to be back with my cohorts, after having missed only one week, it felt like three.
The original plan for today was to head up to Sauk Mountain, a long drive for a short but usually very beautiful flower-laden hike. But so far this year, the road to the trailhead isn't even open all the way up, and the flowers are probably a little behind schedule. So instead we hiked four miles up the road, with a hopeful view of the Twin Sisters. However, they were hidden most of the time behind the clouds, as we coped with light rain and cool temperatures. Since we went up 2,000 feet in four miles, I was glad for the cooler weather.