Saturday, June 29, 2013
Our hike to Mount Townsend completed 3 years of hiking at least once a week.
It all started with us deciding we should go see Mount St Helens. A real hike, not just a local trail that I managed to drag Tom along on occasionally. We had a fun day even though the mountain was complete covered by clouds. We had to go back the next week so we could actually see it=}
The next week, and the next... we decided to go to Mount Rainier.
At some point I started telling hubby that we couldn't break our "streak."
It became "where" not "if " we would go just to keep the streak alive.
We enjoyed the hikes,the drives and the time we were spending together. Our marriage grew stronger than ever. Our diet is much improved too.
We have seen so many beautiful places, mostly right here in western Washington.
We've seen many animals including foxes, marmots, deer, elk, pine marten, mountain goats, and even a bear.
From the lush green forests dripping with moss to the bare rock mountain peaks the opportunities here are endless. I hope we can do this for many more years.
Mount Townsend is a 8.2 mile round trip starting at 3200' going up to 6200'. The views are amazing at the top but toady the clouds made it hard to spot the mountains. We did see parts of Mount Rainier, Baker, Glacier Peak, Puget sound and Islands and Seattle. I want to go back on a clear day. Here's some pics.
Mount Rainier is hiding in the clouds.