Wow, you made it through them all! ;-)
Saturday, September 03, 2016
Backtracking to backpacking
If I could summarize my first backpacking trip in 36 years in just two words, they would be – no, not blisters and pain, surprisingly, but huckleberries and lakes! As I said when we got back, I handled the hike in fine fettle, well able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and handy snacking along the way. We set up camp Friday evening, took a long day hike up the PCT on Sabbath, and hiked out on Sunday, covering approximately 15 miles in all (I had a well-fed FitBit!). For the love of indoor plumbing and my own bed, I'm glad it was for only two nights, but it was a great experience. Here is my travelogue in snapshots . . . I hope you enjoy the beauty of Indian Heaven Wilderness in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.