2526 to 2546 (Miners Creek)
After seemingly endless rain the past few days, after a few sprinkles this morning, a break in the rain!
|Hiking through rain towards a break in the clouds|
|Taking a break in the sunshine, but still wearing our dank raingear|
Along the Suiattle River, ancient towering trees were the highlight of the day. Majestic, rising to sky-soaring! Ah trees!
|Jan in the company of giants|
The objective of the day was making enough miles to get to the Stehekin Post Office in two days before it closes for the weekend. Breaks and stopping to take in the views were cut short. Instead of hiking behind Jan, I walked ahead and set a 2 mph pace when we needed to get going. It all paid off but I did miss our lollygagging.
20 miles today! Including nearly 5000 feet gain and a whooping 5900 foot drop- downhill being harder for me given my feet. After such a hard day yesterday, I am amazed and delighted that we pulled this off.