Talk about social distancing! Yesterday Bob and I had the trails to ourselves at Federation Forest as we walked under the canopy of old growth evergreens with the sound of the White River flowing nearby.
To get there we headed south on the Maple Valley Highway, stopping by the Black Diamond Bakery, which has been serving customers since 1902!
After fueling up we continued past the scenic countryside of Enumclaw
and onto Highway 410 to Federation Forest.
There wasn’t a single other car or visitor as we entered the quiet beauty of the woods
and soaked in the strength of the aged trees reaching high into the heavens
and the gentle beauty of the trilliums springing from the forest floor below.
I think Robert Frost said it best in one of my favorite poems,
“The woods are lovely dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”