Sharon and I, together with our friends Janel, Susan, and Dawn went for a 4 day, 25 mile hike in the Goat Rocks Wilderness. This stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail has to be one of the most beautiful high alpine hikes of the whole trail.
On the first day we hiked to Goat Lake. No goats were in evidence, but plenty of wildflowers which showered us with their beauty for the remainder of the trip.
The next day we headed up to about 7,000 feet for a scramble to the summit of Old Snowy Mountain at 7,400 feet, and then on to Leech lake.
With the ambience of the lake a little disturbed by a firefighting helicopter scooping up water every 10 minutes, we decided cut our hike short and head all the way out to the trailhead a day early.
All in all, one of the best high mountain trips I've done in Washington state. Great views, wildflowers, great weather, and great friends.