We started off on a section of the Pacifc Crest Trail (PCT) which actually starts on the border with Mexico and goes all the way to the Canadian Border. People hike all the way through it but us less adventurous types do sections and the sections are clearly marked.
The hike was about 12 miles round trip so we saw lots of different scenery. We started off in this rocky area. I liked it a lot since it's different than what I usually see on my hikes. I may not be the smartest fox in the world but I bet that alpine lake is beary cold.
The weather cooperated with us - do you see any shapes in the clouds?
Back on the trail and I still have lots of miles to travel and lots of elevation to gain. I started to see my first glimpse of Mt. Jefferson in the distance. I usually only see it from my car window and the weather typically does not cooperate - not today.
We reached the ledge easily but on this hike once you reach the ledge you have to go down into the "park" area where all of the flowers and lakes are. I was a beary lucky fox and saw some fresh mountain huckleberries so I had to stop and eat quite a few of them. Beary good.
Whew, still tired, better rest in this small tree.
It was a great hike and at the trailhead someone was having a party with beer, bacon, and chips. My roommates didn't join the partiers I guess they were too tired to join up.