On the way back from Newhalem, we took a hike through the meadows Sauk Mountain, which was glorious. We saw pikas and marmots, heard the haunting tones of a varied thrush and thorougly enjoyed ourselves.
The view (that's the confluence of the Sauk and Skagit rivers):
The flowers (shown here with pine siskin).
...and the butterflies.
Mylitta crescent on orange agoseris.
Um, some kind of blue. Genus Plebejus, I think.
And a fine looking unidentified caterpillar.