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It was a cold, frosty and blustery morning at the edge of the Indian Heaven Wilderness. Many hunters were in the area enjoying a late Elk season.
The 32 square-mile Wilderness lies between Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens. It contains over 150 lakes and has many large, open meadows to explore.
The ground was frozen and crunchy under foot, and extremely slick on steep stretches of the trail. There was shiny ice on many of the lakes.
After a couple of miles I decided to turn back, carefully watching my footing on the icy trail.
Happy Thanksgiving Day!