In anticipation of today's high precipitation rate over the mountains, the pup and I headed out east.
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