Seattle finally had a warm (78 degrees) and sunny Saturday, so Ed and I hopped in the car and headed over the mountain to Roslyn, WA.
The town is tiny, picturesque, and brews a great beer (Roslyn Brewing Company). People wave, smile, and make small talk with you. Sigh. I love small towns.
After eating lunch at the Roslyn Cafe we headed out to the Wenatchee National Forest for an easy hike on the Hyas Lake trail. After getting a little bit lost and a VERY bumpy ride on FS4330, we finally hit the trail head. (Note: if you don't have an SUV/truck don't even try to get to the trail head. At two points we actually had to drive through rushing water. At one crossing I waded out to the middle to make sure the current wouldn't sweep the car away. brrrrrrr)
I really don't know why it didn't occur to Ed and I that the trail may be a bit snowy/wet, seeing as how we had a pretty cold/wet spring - but it didn't. Hiking in the snow in 78 degree weather and hopping over run-off streams (or walking across on fallen logs) made it quite a fun adventure. I love the great outdoors.