It was raining and then snowing most of the way up to Eagle Peak, but as the evening approached, the sky cleared up for a crisp sunset. 😂 Going out during an uncomfortable weather/season is a great way to experience the outdoors in solitude with your friends!
So... It's been three months since I've seriously climbed. I finally decided to see a sports doctor because my self rehabbing on my left elbow isn't getting anywhere even though I somehow fixed the issue on my right elbow last summer. I miss climbing! Hoping to get back to it soon. If anyone knows a sports doctor who understands the injuries of climbing, please let me know. 🤤
The Great Salt Lake as seen from Antelope Island State Park. It was a nice chilly day to hike here. No one was around but a few trail runners and mountain bikers. One of whom startled my gf enough for her to yelp... there was no one around for the longest time and all of a sudden we heard "On your left" right behind us. What a quiet biker.
Channel Islands NP must be beautifully green right now. Here is the high point of our trip at Santa Rosa Island 2 years ago... Where the wind was so powerful and so persistent that it felt like we were in a wind tunnel. What a beautiful sunset too. We ended the 20 mile hike around the island in the dark following the disappearing trail and hoping we didn't make the wrong turn. What an adventure.
My friends were thinking of sliding down the slope here. Unfortunately... it didn't work out too well because it is not steep enough for the butt. I'm thankful for the precipitation that has been going on this season. Hopefully it keeps on coming.
On the way to Rae Lakes a year and a half ago. One of the best trips I've experienced. This was also my girlfriend's first real backpacking trip (4 night trip too!!) and she went through an emotional rollercoaster thanks to Glen Pass, but she sure caught the hiking bug from this trip.
Maybe this summer I will see Rae Lakes again. As my goal is to do the JMT if everything works out.