I guys! 8-23-2016
I will be starting school again in a week and then I’ll be posting essays regularly. I just looked at my last post and realized that I haven’t posted since May! Wow! The summer just flew by!
Well anyway, one of my favorite things that I did this summer was backpack all the way around Mount Rainer (96 miles) with my dad, my two brothers, and one of our friends. The picture up above is of us at reflection lakes. The mountain in the background is Mount Rainer. From left to right: My brother Justice, Me, my dad, our friend Sterling, and then kind of up to the far right is my other brother Butch. The trip was 11 nights long. The longest day that we hiked was 16 miles! My feet were really sore once we got to camp! This year I got a backpacking hammock. I love it because it is really comfortable (you never have to fight with rocks and roots that are under you) and because it has a mosquito net and rain tarp that keeps me dry and comfy! One bad thing about it though is that only one person can fit in it, so you cant hang out in it and talk or play games like you can in a tent. We saw lots of marmots, deer, mountain goats, and even a black bear! The weather was great all except for like 3 or 4 of the days. I had so much fun!! Once we got off the trail we head to a near by Pizza Hut and the five of us ate three large pizzas in about 20-30 minutes!
If you have ever been backpacking tell me in the comments box! Also, tell me your favorite thing that you did this summer!