The thing to remember when traveling is that the trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for.
~Louis L’Amour, Ride the Dark Trail
compliments of Hamburger Helper
North of Bobby Lake to Horseshoe Lake – Three Sisters Wilderness
Sometimes ya just know you are in the right place at the right time.
My walk today in the woods of Three Sisters Wilderness was dotted with countless small ponds with an occasional picturesque lake. I was pretty happy to discover one of the original PCT signs embedded in a tree. It says “Pacific Crest Trail System”.
In the afternoon I met two really lovely women who are hiking a section of the PCT to McKenzie Pass. They asked me about my small pack and how much it weighed.
They had both read the book “Wild” and were inspired to take their first long distance hike. At the end of the day we shared a campsite. It was so fun getting to know both of them. We talked gear, family, men, and hiking while they sat in their very comfortable camp chairs around a warm campfire. I sat on my small square of Zrest pad. Too funny. They said I was their butterfly of the day… A good thing.
Turns out they were mine.