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I love God!! I am a travelling RN working in labor & delivery. I have an AWESOME son & daughter in law and a brand new grandson! They will be fabulous parents because THEY are outstanding. I love the Seattle Seahawks...my favorite player hands down is Richard Sherman for a number of reasons. I love to draw portraits and I am dabbling with mixed media painting...I suppose I'm an artist! I love photography, but I'm a novice & am constantly practicing as I make my way through God's wonderful creation.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Badger Valley Loop

A day of hiking with Mom is always pleasant, and this was no exception.
There are several different trails to choose from in the Olympics and this day we chose to
head out to Obstruction Point and take the Badger Valley Loop trail.
I (intentionally) didn't tell Mom how long the trail was (4.5 miles) because she may
not have agreed to go along if I had....tee hee hee...
You have to look really close, but you can see the zig zag going down the mountain
in just about the center of the picture?  That's how the loop begins.
What goes down must come up....right?
No, it's not a badger, it's a marmot...
but he was nice enough to greet the hikers.

A shot of Mt. Baker in the background with
wildflowers, taken from the 'Obstruction Point' road.

One of the few creeks we crossed along the trail.
Yes, the trail continued to drop in elevation....
The blue sky waaaaay up there is where we would eventually end up.
Whew...long & quite steep in a few places!

Here comes Momma!!

We were huffin and puffin....but we made it up the other side!
Once we reached the trail at the other end, it was a downhill slope back to the car.

Mom did such an awesome job! I am so proud of her for making it the entire way
without a word of complaint! It was quite a strenuous hike once the climb began. She wouldn't have made it a few weeks ago. She was very proud of herself as well!
A great accomplishment and a beautiful Mother/daughter outing.

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