Mid-November on a cloudy, windy day.
Eleven-mile hike to visit two long-removed wildfire lookout sites.
Blacktail deer, blue grouse and wild turkeys for company.
Oh, if only the clouds had lifted enough to see the tall snow-covered sentinels of the Cascades.
Views across the Big Lava Bed
Bull Elk love to rub the velvet off their antlers on smallish trees
Daypack on the summit of Big Huckleberry Mountain
Sunset over the Columbia River Gorge
Foundation of the old Grassy Knoll Lookout
Fast-moving, low-lying cloud moving over the ridge
Trail passing through meadows on top of the ridge
Where are the leprechauns?