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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