I joined the Inland Northwest Hiking group on meetup.com at the suggestion of my childhood friend and neighbor Duane Royer who now lives and hikes in Phoenix. Today was my first adventure with this friendly group. After an easy hike to the lake we climbed to a saddle and followed the ledge to the peak. After a break for lunch we hiked down and took a side trip to Blacktail Lake. We saw very little wildlife (a raven and some tadpoles) but ate a lot of late season huckleberries! We completed an eight mile hike in good weather until the end when it got breezy and sprinkled a bit. A great introduction to this group. Thanks to Jim for organizing the get together!