This was supposed to be a Pacific Crest Trail hike, and while we did get to a section of the PCT, the up (and down) were rough and cranky-making. It was hot, sticky, mosquito-y, and on dusty sharp-rock terrain. I had to eat a packet of Fig-a-ma-jigs to restore my happiness. Once we got to the ridge line (PCT trail) the clouds were rolling in and the breeze was cool. I had to zip my pant legs back on and huddle under my jacket while we had lunch,but there were no more bugs!7.5 miles
Zuli, Otter, and The Big Guy
Although we hike to get away from people, I always love this kind of evidence of those who have come before us. It is both charming and awe-inspiring.
A view of Mt. Rainier as the clouds move in.
The elusive Cascade Blue Monkey.
An old PCT marker being eaten by a Doug Fir.
One of the prettiest alpine lakes I've ever seen. I love the soft green shore.