|Old trail on the left, new trail on the right|
|This is what most of the trail once looked like|
|The view from Oyster Dome|
|Sword fern unfurling|
|Our beautiful trail to Samish Overlook|
|The trees are all gone|
|Top left: before takeoff; top right, stepping off; bottom, flying|
And then we finally reached the cars, having covered almost nine miles and climbed around 2,500 feet total. I'm sitting here in my chair finishing this post, and thinking how glad I am that I was on today's hike. It was a wonderful day, filled with lots of highs and lows, lots of ups and downs.