Cathedral Rock

Dorothy and I spent last week on a volunteer trail crew with the Washington Trails Association, renovating part of the Pacific Crest Trail that we hiked last September. Or at least, that was the plan. We did get two good days of work done, but then a small, nearby forest fire started to look threatening, and we had to hike out. Disappointing, especially as we never saw any signs of it. We’re only the second WTA crew ever to be chased out by a fire.

But while we were there I did have a little time for photography, and this is my current favorite. Cathedral Rock is a landmark on this part of the PCT, which climbs over the ridge from which it sprouts. This view is from near our camp at Deep Lake. Doesn’t look like forest-fire weather, does it? It had rained and even snowed a little earlier. But the next morning, out we went. I spent the rest of the week occasionally thinking, why am I down here in Seattle? I should be up there at Deep Lake.


2 responses

  1. Linda Loft

    Sorry to hear your trip got cut short! But better safe than sorry eh…. And I’m sure you managed to have a good time back in town 🙂


    September 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    • We went camping and day hiking in North Cascades NP, so we didn’t actually stay in Seattle for long (I’m fibbing slightly above for rhetorical simplicity). That was fun, but it wasn’t the same. I was just getting to know everybody.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:14 am

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