Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pyramid Hill

Back up the mountain for more views.  I got sunburned and Patches received communications from aliens.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Urban Hikes

I felt under the weather all week and I had tons of chores to do at home, so I stayed in town.  I did a 4.5 mile loop two times last week.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Water under the bridge at Lena Lake

Another soaker at Lena Lake, but this time with a surprise.  There was water under the bridge, I've seen that a time or too.  There was also water on the trail before the bridge.  I have never seen that before.

  I had to pebble hop to get across.  Others chose to wade.  Strange, normally I'm the one who wades while others pebble hop.

At the lake the rain started to pour.  My hiking partner got discouraged.  It has been raining an awful lot.  They did not want tea, but I did.  To me the hot drink in the middle of the hike is the highlight of the entire hike.  I had a cup of coffee and a couple of roast beef sandwiches.

We had fun taking waterfall pictures.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Drenched on the Dose

Not much to report, the washout before the washout is passable in a low slung car.  Ranger Ken Davis was up there dayhiking, that was a surprise.  I did not think that LEO Rangers ever went hiking.  It's 11 miles round trip.

We got soaked with about 1.5 inches of rain, but my rain gear was up to the challenge.

My feet were BONE DRY in my gortex boots.  The secret is to have good quality boots (not Salomon brand) and wear rain pants.

My magical cuben fiber tarp made lunch tolerable.

Not many pictures due to the almost non-stop rain.

Rain did get lighter after lunch at least. 

We saw two herds of elk on the way down, one herd had over 60 animals in it!

I would not have invited my hiking partner along if I had known it was going to rain so hard.  She does not like rain.  But after surviving this hike she has decided that maybe hiking in the rain is better then just sitting at home.