Hike Distance: 8.5 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 662.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 1270 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 86985 feet
A very warm day but for some reason it felt good to be out in the hot weather. There were plenty of views of the snow capped peaks; Mt Rainier, Mt St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood! Unfortunately, it was too hazy to get a picture of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, and I had to manipulate the pictures in photoshop to get use-able images for the other mountains.
Today was a much better day, physically, than yesterday. It might have been that I tried out a new pair of shoes that we had picked up at REI last night. I bought a pair of Vasque Breeze low topped hiking shoes, and absolutely love them! They’re very light and very comfortable right outside the box. They were also quite a bit cooler than the Lowa Renegade’s.
A great hiking day with great views. 🙂