The leaves have begun to change.
I past Lake Stevens Community Park on the south side of the lake. I wanted to ride as far as the center of Lake Stevens before turning around at 1 hour of riding mark. By the time I took my phone out to check where I was on the map with the GPS, I realized I had gone all the way the northern road of Lake Stevens.
There were fuzzy caterpillars crawling all over the trail. I hate thinking about how many little guys didn’t make it across the 6 foot wide trail.
You can often find hot air balloons floating above the Snohomish valley. I think this will have to continue to be a dream of mine to go up in one. They run $215/person for a sunset flight for 45-60 minutes! Maybe skydiving is a better option!
Even the drive home was beautiful. Although the sun is setting in the west over the Pacific Ocean, the colors were still reflected onto the Cascade Mountains to the east of the Snohomish valley.