Photos from this trip can be found here.
Black pup indicated that he wasn’t yet ready for prime time, so I forewent our original plan and took him on another conditioner.
The one-lane bringe over South Fork Skykomish had undergone emergency repairs earlier this year. Skylandia was such a fitting name for the privately owned bridge and private neighborhood in this pristine area.
With just a handful of down trees, this trail started to get a little brushy past the first mile or so. We were in the forest the entire time, not a whole lot to see under a canopy of trees. After two miles of hiking and some scrambling, we turned around and moseyed our way out.