There were some long views on today's hike, but the close up fascination was the 'shrooms.
September hikes yield a derth of wildflowers. There were a few--mountain asters, arnica, a little bit of fireweed, and another that I haven't seen and identified. This lack is made up for by the abundance of mushrooms. All sorts of mushrooms.
We hiked up the trail to Frying Pan Creek. We did not make it all the way to Summerland. My knees would not have made it back.