Summers around here may be the best kept secret of the Pacific Northwest. After struggling through sevenish months of grey, spring comes overnight. The skies brighten, the rain lifts, the temperatures climb to a comfortable 70 degrees, and you remember how great the next few months will be.
When summer comes, there is nothing I’d rather be doing than spending time outside, soaking in the season. For that reason, we headed out to Granite Mountain for the weekend.
Four miles in, we reached beautiful Lake Talapus and set up camp. I was in love with the driftwood gathering along the banks and the picturesque mountains reflecting of the surface. This place is magical.