Was it the last blast of summer this previous Sunday? T-shirt weather at 7500', the highest road you can drive in WA. I took Quincy larch hunting, and we were about a week late, but this was fair trade for the corn maze festival last weekend. #slatepeak
makes my fourth fire lookout this summer, and the first under 20 miles of hiking (try 0.5 miles). We got to play in some snow, take some good snaps, and I got super inspired for some ridge runs in the #pasaytenwilderness
up here! Followed up with the harrowing drive (for a kid) back to #highway20
and a quick jaunt to #cutthroatlake
to cap the day, just for old-times sake. The sun went behind the mountains, the lake was frozen and vacant of other hikers by 4:30pm, and we listened to the beautiful, eerie echo chamber while munching our sandwiches from the @mazamastore.
What a fantastic way to close out the summer with the best kid ever. Thanks for the 24 hour adventure, @qkitty16