First, gear testing. I’ve got the same stuff I took on the PCT and AZT, due to my AmeriCorps budget (i.e. no new gear). So I had to test out if the fresh superglue and patches will hold my old gear together. So far, so good.
|Did you really want gear photos when there are views like this? Didn't think so. You're welcome.|
I next turned to assessing my physical fitness. Actually, that’s a lie. I really didn’t pay any attention because the scenery was too beautifully distracting. I climbed up a mountain just to have somewhere to go and didn’t calculate elevation change until after the trip (4000 feet). I like climbing uphill. It felt good. I hope I get to climb some more.
|Evidence that I do sometimes end up peakbagging, if only by mistake.|
|Went for a swim to practice my cooling off and floating around skills. Then worked on sitting by the side of the lake and watching water striders.|
|Huckleberry pickin and eatin. Definitely need more practice.|
|Think I have the cloudwatching down. Still not good at cloudwalking. But will keep trying.|
This was a solo dayhike in the Swan Range of northwestern Montana. Not gonna specify where exactly because I only saw 2 other people and really appreciated the solitude. Huge thanks to C. for telling me about this spot!