Aug 20: Snoqualmie Pass to Ridge Lake (PCT miles 2393.6 to 2400.8)

It has been a fast week off the trail! I spent a few days doing the tourist thing seeing Seattle with my old buddy Mike Hobbs. Then caught a train to The Anacortes area to visit family and attend my niece Julie‘s wedding. And returned to Seattle where Mike then returned me to Snoqualmie Pass to continue my trekking.

After a nice lunch, I started hiking up the 2,000’ hill to get me to my destination. Mike and his Greyhound, Gaige joined for a bit.

The trail was not as steep as I had feared and had lots of switchbacks. It seems to be a popular day hiking trail too as I saw few backpackers. Perhaps the 70% chance of rain tomorrow is keeping them away?

I arrived at Ridge Lake at about 4:30. I’m still full from breakfast and lunch so just drank water for dinner. The sky is overcast and I do not know if it will start raining tonight or wait for tomorrow, but I am mentally prepared for a day of rain walking.

Thanks for reading.

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