Day 139-August 30th
Destination: MM 2370ish
Miles: 27 (plus 0.4 off trail miles)
Cumulative Miles: 2046
A cold day indeed.
We're tired, and most of the scenery today was of clear cut forest (or lack of forest), so the blog post will be short.
By some good fortune, the sky was reasonably clear this morning. Then that changed. We took lunch at the Urich Camp Shelter. There was a bit of sun, but that changed. Thirty minutes after we started hiking, we got rained on. Then the weather changed again.
Temperature changes matched our grade changes, up and down, but mostly down. In the end the clouds cleared, making way for a very cold night.
On the bright side, at one moment the sky was clear and we were able to see Mt. Rainier. It was far off in the distance. It would seem that we walked all the way along its side without ever seeing it... Except for a few days before, and a few days after.
On a side note:
By luck, our phone had reception, so Psycho was able to call his father and wish him a happy birthday. Post blog comments to wish him a happy birthday....Psycho's mothers birthday is the day after tomorrow.
Oh, and we saw two elk.
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