In our two-mile slog to the top we saw a banana slug.
We tasted some red huckleberries—really sour, so not yet ready to pick.
The foxgloves were in full bloom.
We ate our lunch at the picnic table overlooking the take-off spot, and enjoyed views of Lake Sammamish, Squak Mountain and Cougar Mountain, the site of our first weekly hike.
While I really enjoyed the views and the hike, I wasn't so happy on Saturday morning, when my legs were so sore I could barely walk downstairs. Even though I complained a bit about the steepness of the ascent, it was the downhill that got me!