This is how I spent my Memorial Day on May 26th, 2014. Hiking with friends in the Cascade Mountain Range. We had a mixed bag of weather but ended with beautiful sun breaks when we needed them. This is our picture story 🙂
Started off with as beautiful drive eastbound on I-90 towards North Bend.
Our gear! We were prepared with all the essentials in case of emergency. Hiking poles recommended.
The trees are so tall that all you can do is look up and see green all around. Lots of moss growing on the trees every where.
Steady pace keep trekking because before long you will not have the luxury of these types of steps when we close to the top it gets rocky rocky road.
First siting of an outcrop! We’re getting close to the top!
When we arrived at the top a cloud was sitting there. Within 20 minutes it floated away and the sun came out to play.
Here comes the sun!
What’s Momma doing?
more sun breaks!
There are two people in black standing at the top of the tree line. This will give you scale of the hay stack!
note: fire arm was carried up top discreetly, hidden and with respect. Sole purpose was for staged photo at top to memorialize all veterans. Magazine was empty. All in accordance with the laws and registered in the State of Washington.
The Unit! These veterans all served together historically in such places like Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Patches just spotted a chipmunk.
Chugg-a-Lug Lexie you carried the heaviest pack 4 miles up the mountain.