Its been some time since I've written a report so I thought I'd take the reins for a change.
What a lovely day it was for a trip into the alpine. I was a bit hesitant as I've not quite got my "hiking legs" back and it is only week seven after my own personal "Labour Day" but after seeing some recon pictures and with Janna's Granma practically pushing me out the door I happily found myself dusting off my pack and heading out with Tim.
We had a late, almost 2pm start as Tim had a pit-stop in Birch Bay to pick up a new toy. I'm sure he'll fill everyone in once he gets home from the road tomorrow.
My two trail companions
Various Flora but no Yellow Asters to be found yet...
Trailshots on the way
Fall colours establishing themselves
Dog enjoying tarn.
Best dinner view around.
Artsy Larrabee & ABP shot.
Lucky bloody devils.[B)]
Sad to be leaving.
While Tim was busy taking Shuksan reflection shots at a small tarn on the ridge, Krista and I continued on ahead. A small distance from the tarn I heard a shrill yelping sound. Krista headed up the trail after the source of the sound and I called her back. The yelp sounded as if it belonged to a small dog which I thought strange as there were only a couple of hours of daylight left at the most and as it was we were pushing our own daylight limits. I put a leash on my excited lab and wandered down the trail closer to the sound I saw something different than I expected.
I was going to scrap this blurry shot (hard to take a crisp shot in fading light when your subject is a distance away and you're holding a wiggly lab on leash.) but after looking at it more closely I kind of like it. I believe Tim was able to get a better shot. I'll leave it to him to offer everyone some clarity.