Boy, the rainy season has hit. NOAA has been predicting a warmer, drier fall and winter, and that could still be the case. I think it's been warmer. But the drier part didn't really happen. At least, not for the past couple of weeks.
I postponed our Happy October! Adventure by six days due to a week of rain that the Weather People scheduled. I was hoping that it would be better the following week. You see, this year's plan was to take a short road trip - just a simple loop around our southern stratovolcanoes: Adams, St. Helens, and Rainier. And rain and clouds just don't make for good stratovolcano viewing.
So, the weather was decent on Sunday for the first leg of our loop - to Trout Lake near Mt. Adams. And while the sky was beautifully clear and oh-so-starry that night when we went to bed, by morning it was raining. And it barely let up all day long.