Parking up on the road near the Eastern trailhead turned out to be pretty nice. It was quite sunny and warm by the time I returned, but that area's nice and shady, so the car was cool. Thankfully I also have switched to the my thin Summer hoodie. The plan today was to take the Bowling Ball trail up West for the first time in ages, and I used my poles to cross these rocks in the creek quickly and easily.
Clear mornings make for boring sunrises, but the light in the woods is pretty neat.
I really like these orange flowers at the Mukilteo Community Garden, and I especially like how many stages are represented in this particular bunch.
There were also some very lovely mushrooms.
I didn't originally plan to spend so much time out this morning.
5.4 miles in 2:30, 11,607 steps, 509ft gain
You can see between miles 4 and 5 that I went on one path I like but forgot how far it goes back the way I came. I also forgot how muddy it can be. Still had a lot of fun.