Rainy season plus the unpredictable mountain weather make winter the best time to visit Eastern Washington.
This weekend Puget Sound area had a lower precipitation rate, but the near 40-mph coastal wind gusts had us once again resort to other side of the Cascades.
Parking lot had only two cars parked on a sheet of ice when we arrived in late morning.
The area had more snow when we last visited two Decembers ago. Temperature reading of 17°F at the start of the hike, felt much colder than being in higher elevations in the mountains.
A relatively quick plan B trip to other side of the mountains for better weather
Rain all weekend long in the Cascades gave the excuse to do our first fall hike out east
Photos from this trip can be found here. Pups and I got in late Friday night and car camped before the parking lot. Early next morning I drove into the…
Photos from this trip can be found here. Back again in less than three months since pups and my last visit. In need of a refresher, I signed up to help instruct Mountaineers rock…