Two weekends ago some friends from Michigan, who used to live in Seattle, came out to visit. They hopped off the plane and headed straight to the mountains with us. We hiked up, set up camp, then hiked to the false peak to watch the sunset. Caught the sunset just at the right time to watch the sky transform into bubblegum clouds and see the sun rays bouncing off the opposite peaks while lighting others on fire. Then we sat around a fire until the rain forced us all into bed.
The next day we ditched the trail for a harder, rockier, more uncertain route to get to the top of Teanaway Peak. It pushed us right over the top of all the other mountains blocking our 360 view. The day was sunny and visibility was great. Turned out this peak was definitely the right way to go, it was really beautiful up there. We then packed up, headed out, and finished off the backpacking adventure by stuffing ourselves with jalapeno burgers, fries, and milkshakes from a rural roadside shack.