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 !