The two parents were putting up a great fuss, and then at least two youngsters fluttered to the ground and were on their own. One eventually found its way into Dolores's garage (perhaps not a good choice), but the other, seen here, took shelter in the azalea bushes. It was last seen back by Golden Ripples, where a parent took it some juicy bugs for nourishment. Good luck to the little critter.
With an expert guide leading the way, the challenging hike to the summit of Mt. Peak, (near Enumclaw), became an enjoyable half day outing. Don is posing next to a horizontal outcropping of basalt columns, (large eruptions of basalt lava), proving the volcanic history of this mountain.
We are almost to the summit.
A number of these benchmarks can be found on Mt. Peak. Maps can be drawn from such markers, and property lines accurately placed.
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