Samish Bay and the Chuckanuts
The winter weather event has covered the entire state with a mix of winter stories. I managed to have two field days between the storm systems. One day entailed a projects on Hood Canal, Olympia and Kent. I appreciated that Skagit County had plowed many of the county roads so I could reach I-5 with ease.
It is not very often that this shows up on the temperature gauge:
10 degrees at Conway in southern Skagit County
The second trip was a team effort with Ben and Geoff to the San Juan Islands.
Early morning view of Mount Baker an Twin Sisters through Obstruction Pass
Trace of snow over a covering of big leaf maple leaves over loose talus made for tricky walking
Examining a fracture opening near cliff top
We got a glimpse of the trees blown over and some cases simply snapped off while passing through Moran State Park.