We started at the Grouse Vista trail for a foggy hike up to Silver Star Mountain. While the Grouse Vista trail is steep, rocky, and viewless for part of the way up, the mid-section traverses a scenic open ridge with wildflower-covered slopes.
My first backpack of the year at Siouxon Creek… if you follow my posts every year, you’ll notice that this is one of my favorite places to go in the spring.
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.