Alrightyroo, before I say anything else, I (ok, we – thank you nerdy husband!) just changed the design on the blog, so if anything looks weird, please let me know. I wanted something simple and uncluttered for the new season.
Speaking of the new season, last weekend we drove up to the Mount Baker Wilderness to see some autumn colors before the actual autumn weather set in. We chose Yellow Aster Butte, an easy and very scenic hike up to a gorgeous string of tarns. It’s very popular, but has enough campsites so it doesn’t feel crowded.
Even though the weather looked summery, it’s definitely starting to get colder out there. I bundled up in all sorts of clothes once we made it to camp, brrr.
We were planning to hike up some little knobs and peaks once we got there, but I’ve been feeling so lethargic lately (methinks it’s more mental than physical) that we settled for a nap and an afternoon walk instead.
We had dinner while watching a beautiful sunset, but when sunrise came, we weren’t motivated to do anything more than open up the tent flap and watch it from the comfort of our sleeping bags (henceforth to be known as our snooze-pods).
I’m assuming this will be the dogs’ last backpacking trip until next summer; their combination of minimal fur and even less body fat is not a good one for Pacific Northwest winters. They may not enjoy the alpine views as much as we do, but between all the walking, sniffing, peeing and chewing on sticks, I think they’re almost as excited about hiking as we are.
Luckily we ran into some people we know from nwhikers.net (I know, we’re geeks) so they could take this cute photo of our whole little family together – we’ll have to get better at asking random strangers to take photos of us in the future, we don’t have enough family portraits!
Anyway, I am so glad we went; I’ve been so tired lately that I was *this* close to staying home and sleeping instead. Note to self: tent trumps bed, every time.