Indian Heaven Wilderness is my favorite place to hike in the fall, with huckleberries in brilliant shades of yellow and red. We were planning to hike to Blue Lake from the Thomas Lake trailhead, but the road was washed out so we started at the Indian Racetrack instead and hiked up to the Red Mountain lookout.
On this three night backpacking trip to Killen Creek on Mount Adams, there were meadows full of wildflowers, views of Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens and Goat Rocks, plenty of swarming mosquitoes, a waterfall at our campsite, and several small lakes nearby.
Three night backpacking trip in the Snowgrass Flats/Lily Basin area in Goat Rocks Wilderness with day hikes to Goat Lake and a short loop with the Bypass Trail.
My first time in Goat Rocks Wilderness, but definitely not my last.
While waiting for the alpine areas in the mountains to be snow-free, we decided to spend more time at Siouxon, staying for three nights so we would have time to do more exploration.
Two nights of backpacking with Meetup friends at Siouxon Creek.