This summer I completed the Spider Meadows, Buck Creek pass Loop in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. The hike was simply astounding.
The hike took us through Spider Meadows, then up through the narrow defile of Spider Gap and down into the stark basin of Upper Lyman Lake.
As we ascended the pass the clouds and darkness moved in. After a snack at the crest we descended the glacier, sliding on our butts, in the rain.
I protested the weather and purposefully lollygagged on the way down, hoping for sun…
The views were dramatic, Upper Lyman Lake green and white lay at our feet with Cloudy Peak in the distance.
Our wish was granted, the clouds suddenly parted and the sun reappeared, brightening the day and my spirits!