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August 2, 2014: Cady Ridge, Wenatchee National Forest, Washington

It was an unusually muggy week, which led to thunderstorms arriving overhead just as we arrived at the PCT (and the high point for the day): not the ideal weather for a 16-mile loop hike (map). To top it off, the last four miles on the Little Wenatchee Trail were mostly through knee- to chest-high brush that was soaking wet from all the rain. We were going to camp somewhere and hike some more the next day, but with thunderstorms still drifting around into the evening, we bailed out and drove back to Portland that night, passing through more storms, wind, and wildfires along the way.
Lake Wenatchee at dawn sticky false asphodel onion flower Canada geese & Dirtyface Mountain dew-covered buttercup
twinflowers twinflowers great hedge-nettle spider on its web pipsissewa
pink mountain heather lupines & heather view south toward Mt. Daniel Glacier Peak lupines & Glacier Peak
clodius parnassian butterfly on Sitka valerian meadow pale swallowtail butterfly on tiger lilies mountains to the north and northeast yellow paintbrush
Skykomish Peak & Cady Ridge storm clouds over Skykomish Peak huckleberry flowers rain on its way lupines & stormy skies
hoary marmot storms over Monte Cristo Peak pink mountain heather Glacier Peak & the Sauk River Valley buttercups
green meadows pink mountain heather & Glacier Peak ragged clouds pink mountain heather bracted lousewort
glacier lily & ice buttercup storm clouds Meander Meadow scarlet paintbrush
wildflowers wildflowers wildflowers & Meander Meadow corn lily tall bluebells
elephant's-head lousewort Meander Meadow Sitka mountain-ash Little Wenatchee Valley hardhack
overgrown trail slender bog orchid goldenrod Parry's arnica asters
penstemon stream flowing into the Little Wenatchee monkshood Snag Canyon Fire stormy sunset

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