Left Kent just before 10am, Saturday, headed north on I5 to Arlington, then east to Darrington, and south on Mountain Loop hwy. Took a right at Clear creek road and up into the woods we went... One of my favorite areas to get away. After a short stop at Frog lake, the road up to the bridge is only about 7 miles, but it did get rough in several places. Just past the bridge is where I usually set camp. After a few hours at the creek/bridge, we headed back down to the Mtn loop and turned south. The loop hwy is open now, but lots of rough patches and big pot holes. Well worth the rattling of teeth, we got a few good shots here and there and stopped at Big Four for a few minutes to take a few more.