Oct 15 – Sunday – Ptarmigan Ridge Hike – Lord willin’ and the road don’t close. The road did close! So the hike has been CANCELLED. This trail runs from Artist Point toward Mt. Baker. Great views. The elevation gain is a moderate 1200 feet or so, but it’s a long 9 to 10-mile round-trip hike or 4.5 to 5 hours at a decent pace. Rocky trail, little shade, some tricky spots, and probably some snow patches. This trail is high and exposed so we’ll watch the weather forecast closely. DEPART Sunnyland E. S. at 8:00 AM. Cars require a Northwest Forest Pass or equivalent. $5 carpool fee suggested. Contact Bill for more information or to set up a waypoint rendezvous – firstname.lastname@example.org.