I’ve added some pictures to the Photo Gallery from our hike on the Surprise Creek trail in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. There are also pictures of Mocha in her cast, as well as a variety Seattle landmarks that I was photographing for contribution to the Wikipedia project.
The wooden stairs along with a lot of the other work on this trail were quite impressive. It offered a very nice change of pace from a work week trapped in a cubicle. One can never underestimate the positive power of not being within range of a cell phone tower. At the end of the hike, there is Surprise Lake which is open for camping. The sun was setting and the rain was starting to fall so we didn’t make it all the way, but it’s good to have something to work towards. The hike also served as a good test of how far I can press my repaired knee before it acts up.