By the time we're back from Japan, skiing will be the last thing on our mind. I guess my winter sport season was again a bit lamer than I'd have liked.
Bitterly cold, we opened the New Year with another ski-in to the little Teanaway Gaurd Station.
This has got to be the easiest hike with the most spectacular mountain scenery I've ever done in Washington State.
It's busy, even during an incredibly gloomy cool summer day, but what I had forgotten about Snow Lake was how instantly lovely the trail is. There's no half mile walk up an abandoned logging road. No stroll through a clear cut. Even with the Interstate so close, it doesn't seem to intrude.
We go an amazing hike and talk about code. That's what geeks are like.
This is an amazing hike and not that difficult. Or rather, the four miles we did before turning around at the Loowit Falls Canyon wasn't so bad.
So I can't take the subway there: I am fine with that. It's nice to be skiing in the Cascades again.