On Thursday, July 17, 2014, Eva and I did a 5.5 mile hike on Cougar. We saw 2 deer that were very tame and let us get quite close before they wandered off out of reach.
On Sunday, July 10, I led Lake Annette for SVTC. We met at 8:30 at IAtC and Jerry Wheeler and Marlene Willis came intending to do my hike. Ralph was scheduled to lead a strenuous hike on Squak, but one of the trails he planned to use wasn't accessible so he, Peggy, and Norma also came on my hike. I put Jerry in front going up as I was pretty slow and arrived at the Lake several minutes after the others. We didn't get rained on, but it was overcast and the trail was wet and brushy so we didn't linger after lunch. There were a lot of people on the trail going up. I led coming down as I could go much faster and Peggy stayed right with me. We did 7.8 miles with 1865' gain.
Frog pelt lichen
Trillium ovatum emerging on Licorice Fern trail, Cougar Mountain, King County Washington.
I took a nice little hike on this pleasant trail today. I must have seen 50 trilliums on the second day of spring, a crisp, sunny day here in the Seattle area.