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The dining car on the Amtrak Empire Builder. We had wonderful views along with a fine breakfast.

The first stop east of the Rockies on the Amtrak.

Minnesota winter, Cardinal and Grey Squirrels.

Chicago and the silver bean.

A sunny Chicago and a winter skyline.

This is not like Darrington.

Whitehorse Mountain from Whitehorse Trail, the Rails to Trails conversion from Darrington to Arlington, WA.

More of the view from the Whitehorse Trail.

A hawk seen from near the start of The Whitehorse Trail in Arlington.

mi 21.8 near Fortson, 48.27511, -121.72322

Using a grip hoist at Crew Leader College with the Washington Trails Association folks.

Mountain Goat along the West Side Road at Mount Rainier National Park.

Mount Rainier from a trail off of the West Side Road in the southwest corner of the park.

Look for the goat under the bridge.

Cable suspension bridge over Tahoma Creek on the Wonderland Trail, Mount Rainier National Park.

Bridget enjoyed the bridge, hands free. Not me, I was hanging on to those cables when I walked in the same spot.

Beaver Lake Trail mud problem before.

Beaver Lake Trail, working on the mud hole with WTA volunteers.

Beaver Lake trail after repairing the mud hole with a rock turnpike and culvert drain. Washington Trails Association Volunteers make another great contribution to the trails.

A broken bridge on the Walt Bailey Trail.

Jay and Bud of WTA fix the broken bridge.

Bridget's Busy Bees and her Top Bar Hive.

The hive has a window that can be opened for a look at the hive building progress.

The community comes out to build a bike terrain park for the Darrington kids in Old School Park.

Key helpers, big and small.

The young people build the jumps.

In less than a day, they are already getting big air after lots of digging and moving the dirt. Thanks to the truck drivers and haulers and Jim with the back hoe.

Have shovel, will get muddy.

Hauling a back country toilet up the Suiattle trail.

George gets into his work, digging a new hole for the toilet at Canyon Creek camp on the Suiattle.

Another fine "Walawa" tolet ready for use at Canyon Creek Camp on the Suiattle Trail.

A clear day view of Darrington with Glacier Peak in the background taken from the old lookout sight on Mt Higgens.

Find the Pine Marten

I guess this Pine Marten decided I was not a big threat, now he is checking me out and is as curious to see me as I am to see him.

Along the Three Fingers Trail, near Goat Flats, with a view of Mount Baker.

After ET phoned home he went in to retirement along the Suiattle Trail in Glacier Peak Wilderness.

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