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Naches Peak Loop:  September 3, 2011

Sun Sep 04, 2011

We had heard rumors that the wildflowers were incredible on the eastern side of this loop trail, so we grabbed the dogs and headed up to Chinook Pass.  Wow!  We’ve hiked this trail many times before and we’ve never seen it more beautiful.

Since we didn’t have a lot of time, we decided that we’d just hike the first mile to a gorgeous tarn (temporary mountain lake) where the dogs could take a quick dip.  Surprisingly, although there were a lot of cars in the parking lots, the trail felt uncrowded and peaceful.  And the flowers!  Fields of beargrass, lupine… Read Full Story