Finally Visited the Chain Lakes Trail

Lupine Sunstar

Finally visited the Chain Lakes trail near Mount Baker.  Baker itself was hidden in the clouds but there were tons of wildflowers to be seen along the trail.
I should add that this trip was an experiment using permethrin spray from Sawyer.  Trying to avoid DEET if possible.  I coated my shirt, zip off pants, hat, pack and shoes with the stuff the day before, as directed.  I found it really helps ward off the bugs.  I used nothing else and they seemed to stay away.  I think I should also spray my tripod, and I wish I could dip my camera in it too.  The bugs seemed to swarm around it.  I would wave them away, take the shot and they would swarm back.


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