It was a starry night with a bright moon emerging late. Yay, no rain last night! At dawn I could see clouds coming in though. The weather report from my satellite texting device predicted rain today.
The hike today snakes through a series of ridges: hike up ridge to pass, hike down the other side of the ridge to the base of next ridge, hike up ridge to a pass, and so on. It culminates with a 2,000 foot climb to a campsite I have selected to stay at. Here’s the view from the top of one of the passes looking down at a lake that I will be hiking down to.
Some of the ridge walks are a bit steep
It started raining at 9am, but not too heavy and I didn’t even don my rain jacket. It stopped by 11am but restarted at 2, this time a bit stronger. Lots of pretty views though…
And saw some Marmots and a Pika
I had to hike further than I expected to today because the original campsite was a bit exposed and it was still raining. The next site was about 4 miles away, passing through a designated “Fragile Area” where camping is discouraged (although I did see multiple people setting up camp there). I found my spot, set up the tent and dove in. It rained all night.
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