On February 20 my wife was away visiting family and I decided to take the morning and go hiking in the Chuckanut Mountains south of Bellingham. I did the Fragrance Lake trail, a pleasant hike through old growth forest to a small mountain lake. The round trip including the trail around the lake and a side trail to a viewpoint is about seven miles, with an elevation gain of just under a thousand feet, and though I did not hurry, there was not a great deal to photograph and I was home again before lunch. The day was alternately sunny and misty and that is reflected in the photos.
The Trail and the Trees
At the Lookout
Fungi and Lichens
The Lake and the Lakeside Trail