Last weekend brought another spectacular bit of fall weather and allowed for more comfortable travel in the high mountains. But there’s a downside to all of this wonderful weather we’ve been having. Namely, our initial plans to camp at Wing Lake and climb Black Peak in the North Cascades were scrapped when we happened upon a new, but quickly growing forest fire and jettisoned our plans in order to make haste back to the highway and alert authorities of the fire before it got out of control. Not to be so easily defeated, we pointed the car east and found our way up to Slate Peak (the highest drivable point in Washington State) and hiked a short distance into the vast Pasayten Wilderness where we were treated to some of the greatest astronomical eye candy I can recall having had the pleasure to witness.
For those of you who have been lucky enough to be experience this spectacular indian summer, I’d love to know about what you’ve been doing in the outdoors with this bonus time. Drop a note in the comments below!
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