Deception Pass, about 30-some miles south of Bellingham, to begin our day's hike. It turned out that the slower group was also going to the same place, although they wouldn't cover as much ground as we intended to. As you can see, our day started with mostly blue skies. The other group planned to hike around six miles whereas we had set our sights for around ten miles at a faster pace. We ran into them twice. They were eleven and we were fourteen, so it was quite a sight to see when we were all together!