We decided to close out the summer with a bang and hike Mt. Townsend, a very popular hike in the Quilcene area. It’s 8.2 miles roundtrip, 2900′ elevation to the 6280′ summit. We were hoping the clouds would clear for a great view spanning miles and many mountaintops. Dave had his doubts…I kept thinking “glass half full” 🙂
Great alpine air up here! Wildflowers still in bloom, and berries for our huckleberry bear.
Nearly at the summit of Mt. Townsend! We’re still hoping we’ll eventually break through the clouds.
Almost at the summit!
We’re there! We should have miles and miles of views, but today we don’t – instead we get the dramatic movement of clouds up and over the summit saddle. We also get to focus much closer at hand – the antics of funny boys!
This guy gets great views every day!