Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mt Baker

Explored the Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest from the north and also from the south at Baker Lake.  Lots of wildflowers blooming along the trails including Avalanche Lilies and Monkey Flowers.  The cascades and waterfalls were gorgeous and flowing strong due to snow melt.  Visited North Cascades National Park and enjoyed some nice hikes and a beautiful drive around Diablo Lake.  Now enroute to Mt Rainier National Park, but stopped off at Leavenworth which is a cool and lively Alpine Bavarian-style village.