|Service road and ferns|
Today my friend Melanie and I walked up this service road from the Lost Lake trailhead on our way to the Burnout Overlook. This day was rain free, surrounded by plenty of rain in previous days, and plenty in the days to follow. So I figure this was a gift from the Weather Gods, and I am very grateful.
We walked past this gorgeous waterfall, filled with all the rain we've been having lately, and making a most satisfying roar as well. We walked along the service road until we got to the South Lost Lake trail, which would take us either to the lake, or to the viewpoint at Burnout Overlook. We also stopped to view Samish Bay, but for some reason my photos are stuck in limbo. No worries, though, I did get some of Mt. Baker at the Overlook.
|Mt. Baker and the Sisters|
You can see that we were very fortunate to be able to see this magnificent sight, since the low clouds (the fog in the valley) had begun to clear, and the high clouds overhead were high enough not to hide them.
|Melanie greeting her favorite mountain|
We stayed here for quite awhile, although when the wind came up, it felt much colder than without it. We thought about having lunch here, but decided after all to find a place out of the wind.
|Me admiring the view (thanks, Mel)|
Melanie took this one of me and the mountains, which I like very much. I don't have a visible double chin in the photo, which makes me very happy, and it will be a reminder of the fabulous day we had.
|Mossy tree in sunlight|
On the way back, we saw more and more sunshine, and I had to show you this lovely tree backlit to show off its "mane" of moss. It's hard for me to know if the tree is truly dead, or whether the leaves are missing because of the time of the year. In any event, we covered almost eight miles and went around 1,900 feet up and down. So, by any metric, we had a great day. I'll take another one just like it next week, thank you very much. (But it will probably be raining.)