lcarreau - Apr 10, 2008 4:30 pm - Voted 10/10That's a GREAT trip report!
I remember listening to the Weather Channel last year; how warm
it was in the Pacific Northwest. At least you had a fair amount
of drinking water with you, right? What I like most is how you
'inter-weave' your family members into the description. You make
it entertaining; but still stress the serious side. Water is a very
precious and important resource. Also, it helps if you carry a
Snickers Bar or chocolate to keep up your energy level. I'm
probably just preaching to the choir, as you probably already
know about the 10 essentials. Have fun, take care & be safe!!!
- Larry of AZ
tleaf - Apr 11, 2008 10:13 am - Hasn't votedRe: That's a GREAT trip report!
Yep, you are preaching to the choir. I typically carry 3 1/2 liters of water on a day hike like this, plus food for 3 days. One of my nicknames is Pack Horse due to my heavy pack. I can't imagine running out of anything! I take my rain gear on beautiful days! I am the choir.
Thank you for your very kind comments! This was a fun day, filled with great hope of a dip in the lake! Alas, when I saw the scum on the rocks, the thought of swimming with that scum ruined my fantasy!. Happy trails. Trina
lcarreau - Apr 11, 2008 11:29 am - Voted 10/10Re: That's a GREAT trip report!
ONE LAST thought:
I like your humor! There doesn't seem to be very much HUMOR on
Summitpost anymore. I'm sorry that your fantasy turned to scum.
Hey, there's plenty more lakes to visit in Washington state.
Last time I was in WA, I took my wife to Mowich Lake in MRNP.
She really enjoyed the fresh air, and we saw many frogs there.
Pack Horse??? I worked for 9-1/2 months on the South Rim of
the Grand Canyon, and I received the nickname Pack Mule. But,
that was when I was younger and more flexible. CHEERS, Larry :)
tleaf - Apr 11, 2008 10:09 pm - Hasn't votedRe: That's a GREAT trip report!
Pack Horse, Pack Mule.... does it really matter? I've been called both. So, there are plenty of lakes in WA to visit. Very few I've dipped my feet in while in ONP. Last time I actually was taking a dip in a lake, a very agitated black bear came for a visit. It is pretty difficult to get your boots on to scoot down the trail when your feet are wet.
Cheers, Trina (:
olympicmarmot - Nov 23, 2008 11:03 pm - Hasn't votedAh yes...
Constance. Some quiver at the mere mention of it. I love that hike. Cant wait to do it in the winter...
tleaf - Nov 25, 2008 12:20 am - Hasn't votedRe: Ah yes...
I do believe winter would be the best time! I hope you get to it this winter. The lake and surrounding mountains make it a great destination.
olympicmarmot - Nov 25, 2008 9:57 am - Hasn't votedRe: Ah yes...
yeah, and I think some of the routes on mt.constance are easier in the snow. would love to climb that mountain. And of course lugging all of your gear up the trail is a blast...only 55 lbs or so :)
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