Dan, Bailey and I decided to finish the hiking season with one last overnight trip. We chose Buckhorn Wilderness which shares the eastern border of Olympic National Park. We were hoping for views of Puget Sound, Whidbey Island, and the Cascade Range. After gaining 3,000 ft elevation we made it to the campsite that sat at 5,400 ft. Most of the trail we followed was covered in snow. The temperature starting out was 37 degrees at 2,300 ft. We should have known then, that it was going to be a cold night in the mountains.
With the closing of the backpacking season I am gearing up for snowboarding season. Let the snow begin!