We wanted to make good time, with the emphasis on good and not time. Pirsig, ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE
Snoqualmie to Ridge Lake – 7.78 miles
Thoroughly satisfied after eating breakfast and lunch at Aardvark’s, along with being squeaky clean, we headed up an out at 1:00 pm.
The trail is no joke going north out of Snoqualmie. 3000 feet up in just a few miles. In fact, this whole next 70 mile section has big swings of elevation gains and losses.
That means only one thing, “Welcome to the North Cascades!”
As I climbed today, I felt full and had chills of happiness. The mountains changed and I along with them.
We had planned to hike about 10 miles today, but quickly changed our minds after seeing Ridge Lake. At 4:30 we lazily hung out at the lake, soaking our feet in the lovely sun, and just relaxed.
The sun has just set, the first visible one of this trip.
This day will be imprinted in my memory.