Located in the Glacier Peak Wilderness, north of Leavenworth, WA, Spider Meadow is a place that is always new, recreating its beauty year after year. Its many waterfalls–we counted fifteen–feed into Phelps Creek, the name of the trailhead that starts near a blip on the map known as Trinity. Although the area is isolated, it is popular with hikers. Fortunately the meadow provides many campsites, but it is best to avoid it on weekends. Still, all one has to do is raise one’s eyes to the peaks and waterfalls, and soak up their renewing energy in heart, mind, and soul.
As you know from my last post, Meg and I, Michael and his wife Sara spent three days and two nights in a delightful campsite that was visited periodically by deer. I carried a birthday cupcake in to celebrate Michael’s 38th birthday at our campsite Sunday morning. Obviously, it was an outstanding place to celebrate a birthday!