But the best thing happened, we found more huckleberries!!! It was September 6th and they were totally done in the valley for weeks, but we got high enough that they were perfect. And, as Clyde would say, there were "So many!!!" Clyde always asks for so many of everything. Not more or a lot, but so many.
And, they were gigantic! For those of you not familiar with huckleberries, these were probably double the size we're used to:
Luckily, the Smiths were planning on coming the next day (Labor Day) so we took them up to the same place. Some berries had succumbed to the frosty night, but there were enough they got about a pint and a half to take home. And we had huckleberry pancakes for dinner, mmmmm.
Here's some of the other cool scenery we saw on the drive:
Cool dead tree.
Fungus growing on burnt tree.
Tree growing out of a rock.