Yesterday, we visited Lake 22, a wonderland just off the Mountain Loop Highway, only 10 miles north of Granite Falls. The twisty and often rocky trail took us through old growth mountain rainforest, with several gorgeous waterfalls in close proximity to the numerous switchbacks we had to climb up to reach the lake.
Ginormous cedars and beautiful old hemlocks were our constant companions along the way which, most of the time, looked more like a running creek than a trail. We enjoyed the cloudy weather as it added to the mystic atmosphere of Mount Pilchuck and its 'rainforesty' heaven.
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,