Sure... for once I know exactly where I'm going to hike, the weather is perfect (thus the chosen destination) AND I have buddies to share the day with.
Then... Mother Nature decided to be a butt and send real lightning and thunder into our neck of the woods for multiple days in a row. When did that last happen? Oh yeah... NEVER.
At this point in time, I'm calling the weatherman's scare tactics a bluff. He's over exagerating just to keep everyone in town for purposes of fueling the economy.
Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm... here I come. Break out the blue sky just until 12:30 pm and I'll leave you alone for the rest of the weekend. Got it?