24 miles (Miles 882.7 – 906.7)
Silver Pass Creek – Red’s Meadow
I did something a little different today, but I’m not sure it was the best day to do it because of the weather we had. I took a photo of the trail in front of me every hour – on the hour – no matter what the scene was.
I always have a purpose for every photo I take – a breathtaking scene, a pretty flower, a silly face… I thought it might be interesting to look back and remember what it was like to hike today, but not just the parts that stuck out.
It was a fun experiment, and it was hard sometimes because I’d just pass a great trail scene, but it wasn’t on the hour yet… so I waited for the hour to turn. We had a cloudy day that brought us a little snow up high, then drizzly rain all afternoon that soaked us to the bone. We were socked-in clouds most of the day, too. I hope to do this again a couple of times on the hike. Maybe I’ll hit a day when I have more variety in terrain, trails, and it’s not so darned cloudy! But for now… here it is:
It’s ineresting for me to look back and see how our weather changed through the day. I’m excited to try this again later, on a nicer day. I also might do a series of short videos one day and have Aloha put them all together on Youtube so you can “hike with Toots Magoots” for a day. I hope the hour-by-hour today wasn’t too boring!
Here’s some of the shots I took between the hours – they aren’t all I took, of course!
Tonight I love the rain. It’s hard work to backpack in it, but it sure makes everything more vibrant!