Tonight’s blog post features an update from Nadean Meyer and route details from hiker Ken Kisch.
It was exciting to receive a text from the team as they came into the Park Lake region. Crossing one creek was water up to their calves. Friday is a well deserved day of rest. The trail near here is too rugged for the pack animals and they will be carrying more weight as they leave. The wrangler tried a new trail in and ran into difficulties. He called and said he successfully recovered one horse that rolled off the trail. Plans for the celebration at Snoqualmie Pass on Sunday continue as the trail angels prepare to see the team.
This photo was taken from the top of Snoqualmie mountain looking Southeast toward the cascade crest in the Snoqualmie pass area. For two or three days around Wednesday and Thursday we will be traveling beneath these peaks on the back side of the mountains you see in the photo. On Saturday you can see in the photo where we will be hiking across the scree on the crest trail below Chikamin Mountain. Zoom in on the photo and you might be able to make out the trail. On the last night out we will be in the foreground beneath Mt. Thompson.
This photo is quite a different view of Chikamin Peak as seen from I-90.
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Thanks Nadean, Ken and gang. Love the updates and photos. Glad you guys are all doing well by the sounds of it. We won’t be there at the end to welcome and congratulate you all and see your photos and hear your stories. Hopefully you can post a bunch of photos. Maybe we will be able to join you if there is a next year!
Thank you for the updates. I look forward to hugging those coming back and hearing their stories. I will send out a DVD to everyone after I get pictures from the hike to,put in, not just may beginning and ending pictures.
Sally – I don’t have many pictures obviously but would you like the ones I have to put on your DVD?
Cathy, so sorry you won’t be there on Sunday. Did Nancy hike out with you last weekend? I hadn’t heard about her, so figured maybe she was still with the group. It was so nice to meet you last Saturday as you all prepared to leave on the hike. Disappointing that things didn’t turn out as well as you would have liked, or for Dave and Gary, either. I am so sorry! Take gentle care of yourself and stay fierce! All the best, Jeanne and Dave
I like that ending…it seems appropriate given all they have been through……..OK all hikers “Stay Fierce”