Decided to visit the Loowit trail again and hike a bit farther in search of some blazing Paintbrush color. We were’t disappointed. We got to the trailhead at about 6pm just as the UW and WSU research vans were pulling through the normally closed gate. We started hiking and prepared to come out by headlamp if necessary. Basically the farther you get into this trail, the more flowers. Wonderous sights and scents, happy hummingbirds and trail dust greeted us. We got about as far as we wanted to go, turned around and started backtracking and taking photos. Got back to the car about 10pm and drove back to Seattle where i began placating my irritated cat.