Last hike to Snow Lake before the snow
We always like to get in one last hike to Snow Lake before the inevitable mud, slush and then snow arrive. We were fortunate to have planned it just right as we headed out on the last dry Saturday in October. This October has been the wettest EVER recorded in the history of Seattle. For awhile, we thought we might tie with 1947, but in the end we shattered the previous rain fall record and then went on to set a new one. One of my favorite parts of Fall is the usual Indian Summer in September followed by cool, crisp days in October. This year there was not a lot of that. Instead, it was wet, wet, and wet.
As we are knee deep into the first week of November, I am starting to think long hard about what I am grateful for and my healthy body (although far from perfect) tops the list. I am grateful for a body which can run and hike and is overall happier when it moves. I am grateful for a body which can handle being pushed hard and usually does not protest too much. I am grateful for a body which can grow and carry children. Most importantly, I am grateful for a body which has the stamina and energy to take care of the people and things I need to throughout any given day.
Next time we visit Snow Lake, it will covered in snow and equally stunning.