Sunday, September 9, 2012

9 September - Day 139 - More moody mizzly days

Snoqualmie River Bridge via Goldmyer Hot Springs Alternate Trail (11.4) to campsite above Waptus Lake (Mile 2441)

Total miles: 19

Dionysus here. People imagine days like today when they begin thinking about a thruhike. People are out here for days like today.

We woke to fog and moody mizzly rain.

Everything was wet but you couldn't help brushing against the huckleberry and getting a foot full of water. For hours we followed the Snoqualmie River up the valley, through the old old growth and rising mists. The peaks around us were obscured, then the clouds would shift and give way to a snow field floating high above, or a mangled cliff face looming overhead, then the window would close and all the cloud would again prevail.

After following the river all the way to its source we jumped over the pass to the next valley over and made camp above a low lake near where the alternate rejoins the pct. Then it rained all night -- but how snug and fairly dry we stayed!

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