Autumn has arrived in the Cascades, and with the change of seasons comes a change of activities, colors and pace. This past weekend found us camping, hiking and hanging out by the river on the South Fork of the Stillaguamish, off the Mountain Loop Highway. Hiking to Lake Twenty-two reminded me why I love this region so much - fall colors were beginning to peak out in the deep old-growth forest below the lake. My two year-old is starting to get the hang of things, and led on solidly at times up the trail. What a way to start fall.