|Chanterelle trail this morning|
|Melanie's delightful mushroom picture|
|Dave, Jim, Joy, Al, Kirk, Tom, Mike, Chris|
|The view from the overlook|
This was the view, which was better than I expected it would be. Those low clouds are full of rain, too, and we only continued a short distance up from this spot, just to make it a round trip of five miles and around 1,000 feet up and down.
|Me busy taking pictures|
Both Melanie and I are not in the group shot because we were busy being photographers. She took this one of me, which shows that I'm dressed for the weather. However, I did find that my raincoat is no longer doing its job. With this much rain, I ended up quite soggy underneath, while both Joy and Chris were dry. It turns out they both have raincoats made of the same fabric. I'm going down to REI to see if I can find one for myself, before our next adventure in the rain.
|Our lunch spot today|
Most of us had lunch at the Senior Center (Mike took off for home instead of joining us), where we were warm and dry and could actually relax instead of huddle somewhere trying to eat something fast and get moving again before getting too cold.
It was a really nice day, even if on the wet side, and I'm glad I got some exercise with these great colleagues, and that we were able to enjoy the great Pacific Northwest outdoors together. And now I'm dreaming about finding that perfect raincoat.