Here, Dartre displays...what can I say: a smooch heading my way as I practice my behind-the-back-with-my-phone photography skills. Only on deserted stretches of road, I promise.
The Skagit with snowcaps in the background.
Our day warms as Autumn settles in.
Feet planted in Concrete.
The Skagit is a powerful river, colored by glacial till.
Even chipseal roads can capture the special light of a late afternoon sun.
It was about 3000 feet of total climbing, about all we needed.