There was fresh snow in them-there hills outside of Seattle, so Jon and I decided that it would be a great day to go get the APE cache. I already have the smiley so was just joining him for the fun. Oh my gosh... 18 inches of snow and we had to break trail almost the whole way! We were leaning on our poles and resting quite often. It was tough, but wow, was it ever worth the trip. The snow covered mountains were beautiful! We were in a hurry because we had to get down the mountain and back to our visit with Headquarters by 2:00. By gosh, we did it! We commented several times about how so many of you would have enjoyed the trip!