Day 81, 8/15, Lemah Ridge, M-2417, 27mi

Darth Vada’s dad and stepmom picked me up on the way back up to Snoqualmie Pass and we were on the trail by 8:30. Not all miles are created equal…today’s 27mi included 9300′ of climbing. With the later than normal start it turned into a marathon day. We got into camp at 8:15 with a grand total of 30 minutes (for lunch) with our packs off.

Riding in style back to the trail.

An incredibly clear day to see Mt. Rainier.

Lots of alpine lakes…

and deep valleys.

Hiking across many talus slopes today created some extra fatigue in the feet.

We climbed over the saddle and then did a high traverse around the lake.

Enjoying the waterfalls.

One of the many glacier filled peaks in the area.

A spectacular campsite to end the day. Unfortunately, we only had about 30 minutes of daylight remaining after we arrived.

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