My hiking buddies are not early risers, but since I hike slower than them, I decided to head out early.
Today’s hike brings me into the Sisters Wilderness, a very popular hiking area.
There are lots of ponds
One was big enough to swim in, but I had company: a garter Snake
I arrived at our campsite first, so didn’t hike much with my new buddies. The mosquitoes were still bad, so we went to our separate tents.
Tomorrow they will visit the town of Elk, but I will be skipping it, so our short-lived hiking companionship will end.
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