Last year's growth and this year's.
Ironmongery, the lock box for the abandoned gate that marks the beginning of the Green Mountain Trail.
First sunlight creeping into the valleys.
The strange things one finds in the woods...
Terrific views of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River valley.
Middle Fork, flowing downstream to the right. Mailbox Peak sloping down to divide the river, and the South Fork behind, along which flows I-90 from Seattle up to the pass. This view from Last Promontory.
And this from Absolute Last Promontory.
Beyond this the trail petered out until it looked like this going forward.
And like this looking back. I turned around.
As far as I got looking for a way to the summit.
The view from my lunch spot. I saw a soaring grouse, another strange sight.
A trillium with abnormally large leaves.