July 8 Hike to Sauk Mt.

This Saturday morning the sky was clear and blue as eight of made our way up the face of Sauk Mt.  The parking lot was almost full when we parked about 10:00, so had a chance to visit with a lot of folk we didn't know.  However there was room enough to sit on rocks while eating lunch and enjoying the 360 degree view.  Have a look at what we saw:

 

May hikes near Wenatchee and Leavenworth:

First of all, a big thank you to Bev Riter for putting on the Ritz at Bev and Ron's home in Leavenworth. A great weekend of hiking and fellowship was had by all. Three different hikes were taken, to Horselake Preserve, to Sauer Mountain, and to Ingall's Creek. Very different ecosystems, all with a plethora of flowers. Oh, the flowers! Balsam root, lupine, paintbrush,  phlox, bare stem parsley, larkspur, daisies, Hooker's fairy bell, avalanche lilies, and many others. The highlight of the trip was not the flowers, it was the superb strawberry pie made by Bev.   From Karen.

Many thanks go to Karen Korner for organizing and leading three hikes over the weekend.  Going to her home for dinner on Friday evening was like stepping into a model home featured in the latest architectural magazine.  And….she designed it herself, just for her!  The view looking down to Wenatchee and the hills across the valley was a site to behold, especially as shadows and highlights adorned the hills as the sun lowered in the sky.  This lovely atmosphere added to the delicious gourmet dinner she presented to us!  Thanks, Karen, let’s do this again! From Bev.

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