Spent some time this past week on Hood Canal with my three favorite people: Alina, Delphine, and Wendy. This photo is from Staircase Rapids, near Lake Cushman:
Staircase Rapids is a really beautiful place and I highly recommend a visit, though I don't necessarily recommend visiting when there's 1.35" of rain in the forecast (which happened to be the forecast on the day we hiked).
We didn't just get wet, "sodden" is a much, much better word.
Incidentally, Hood Canal isn't a canal per se .. it's actually a fjord.
Here are a couple of photos of the rapids:
The next day, things became somewhat more civilized, weather-wise, beginning with a morning fog:
Which eventually lifted for a rarey view of the mountains:
Ironically enough, my rain jacket (which, I'd like to take a little time to point out, has only one purpose) is not waterproof. Nor are my "rain" pants, nor are my gloves. As a test drive to see how waterproof our "waterproof gear" is, it was very successful in proving that almost none of it was.