|Al on the trail|
|Looking toward Yellow Aster Butte|
When we started out, the rain had lessened enough that we didn't immediately put on our rain gear, thinking that it would get better as we hiked. The weather was cool and it was actually quite lovely, especially since we all expected it to get better, not worse.
|Junction on trail to Tomyhoi|
|Al and Carol with a snowfield behind them|
|Ellen smiling as we crossed the snowfield|
|Linda and Ward, hiking separately from us|
|Looking at the fields of valerian|
|Heading back down the trail|
After a scare trying to take a picture with my phone, I was reluctant to do an more photography after this last shot. Now that I am home and was able to ascertain that my phone and my pictures are safe, I feel a little silly that I was so anxious about it all. By the time we reached Bellingham, we learned that it didn't rain here at all after those first few showers early this morning. So we drove many miles to hike in the rain, and down here everything is still parched. But we Trailblazers who hiked the Yellow Aster Butte trail today got soaked to the skin!