The first rays of light in the morning revealed a thick blanket of fog covering the entire valley. Even though I couldn’t see it, I knew Mt. Pilchuck was still sitting on the edge of the Cascade mountains, right where I’d left it the night before. I was expecting partly cloudy skies once I got up into the foothills, so I drove off into the misty gray morning.
Mt. Pilchuck is a popular hike so even with my early start I wasn’t the first hiker to the trailhead that morning.
Thanks Jimmy Cliff for letting me use your version of “Many Rivers To Cross” as the background music.
Shortly after I arrived at the lookout a group of girls scrambled up behind me. Initially I was slightly disappointed because I knew their giggling and laughter would be bleeding over into the audio of my video. But within a minute Molly (purple shirt) and I were sharing my coffee, and she’d explained that they were all nurses from Swedish Hospital. They were full of energy and total daredevils. And of course I realized that there has never been a video made that couldn’t be improved with the smiling faces of pretty girls, so I got over my disappointment in a flash.
So after a nice little lunch break on the top I started my descent back down through the rocks. I gotta say it is always easier to climb up than it is to scramble down, but I extended my trekking poles and picked my way carefully down the boulder covered pathway.
Thanks for following along. Kat