Day 62, 7/27, Mesa Creek, M-1960, 11mi

I had a relaxing morning catching up on email and organizing gear/food. Then Neil and I ran around town doing errands ( breakfast, toothpaste, DEET, etc).

Neil’s daughter, Sylvia, showing off some of her Karate moves before soccer practice.

Neil dropped me off back at the Elk Lake trailhead around 4:30. A great 24hrs off trail…a big thanks to the whole Bodo family!

The mosquitoes were swarming but my new 100% DEET came to the rescue. Plus, the views were fantastic. This is Broken Top Mtn.

I think this is South Sister.

If it wasn’t so late in the day already I would have taken a dip in this pond.

A blissful evening of hiking with views of South Sister.

Around 8:15 I bumped into my Swiss friends, Michelle and Peter, in the area I planned on camping. Can’t pass up a campsite like this!

No sunset, but alpenglow on South Sister is even better !