Join Thor, Bear dog, and me as we escape for a Ramble on the Salmon Ridge Trails below Mt. Shuksan.
Living in temporary quarters while we navigate the convoluted permitting requirements for building our waterfront home, Thor and I need to spend as much time as possible outdoors, savoring out brief Pacific Northwest summer. Today we drove up the Mt. Baker Highway to see what trails might be freeing up from the winter snows. The higher alpine trails are still snow-covered, so we opted for a mellow hike up an old logging road along the course of the North Fork of the Nooksack River. Here in the wild origins, meltwater from the mountains funnels into channels and waterfalls, all converging through rocky canyons and finally heading toward the valley and farmlands. We love the wild places up high!
Here’s the start along a leafy old logging road.
The first of several snowmelt cascades and streams rushing down toward the river, from a bridge above it:
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