Today was a another beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest and we took advantage of the weather on the Talapus Lake Trail.
The six mile, round-trip hike was fairly easy with only 1,220 ft. elevation gain. About two miles into the hike we stopped at Talapus Lake for a quick rest before hiking an additional mile to Olallie Lake.
When we stopped at Olallie Lake, a chipmunk was more than happy to make our acquaintance. I suspect he has been fed by humans before since he was not scared of us and was searching around for a bite to eat. In all his scurrying around I managed to snap a photo of him before he realized we would not be a food source and took off.
The swampy areas around Lake Olallie were highly populated with frogs. At first we saw only a few, but on closer inspection we discovered there were far more frogs than we could possibly count. They were camouflaged well and would dive under water, swimming to find a place to hide from us.