Sweet on Sauer

The Sunday after our arrival back in Seattle looked damp, gloomy, and generally just too Pacific Northwest for our South Pacific mindset, so we joined our friends on a hike east of the crest, where the sunshine lives.

Did I mention how much I love this trail?

This was my second hike on Sauer’s Mountain outside of Leavenworth, and it has become one of my favorite spring trails. It’s perfect this time of year if you’re like me and the mere sight of snow makes you stabby (or you’ve just returned from ten days in paradise and you’re not emotionally ready for your tan to fade just yet).

Sauer's Mountain

The trail starts on private property (in what is presumably Sauer’s backyard) and it’s decorated with all sorts of totem poles and whimsical tree trolls. Past the forest service border, we had to make do with clusters of bright yellow balsamroot flowers and views into the Enchantments. The horror!!

Pretty Peshastin

At the top, Tom brought out a bottle of Disaronno so we could take a shot (or three) in honor of our friend Jo who is currently out of hiking commission with a gimpy leg. Get well soon, Josie, we need you to finish the bottle!

Sauer’s Mountain | 5.5 miles | 2000 feet elevation gain –

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  • Reply Lisa May 10, 2012 at 9:08 am

    What a gorgeous hike! I hadn’t heard of it. I love the wildflowers and totems.

  • Reply Jo May 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks gang! I’m working hard at it… right after my afternoon nap that is.

  • Reply Libby May 10, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Wow – so gorgeous. I’m so jealous.

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