Then I go on about it all:
We did a longer trek, up Larch Mountain, which was beautiful. We got to the trailhead around 8:00 a.m., so the trail was shady and temperate, which did allow for a large number of flying insects. They was the only real vexation on the hike, though (if you don’t count the times I asked “Are we almost there?” on the way up). We were joined by their dog, L, who seemed quite happy to be included.
Left Photo: grrlpup, sanguinity and L admiring the view. Mt. St. Helens on the horizon. You can see light clouds, but it was mostly a sunny, warm day.
Right Photo: I took a picture with all three of us in it, so you can tell I’m not making this up. I don’t know what grrlpup was finding so fascinating down the mountain.
We got back to the car close to 1:00, so we did 6+ miles (1,300’ elevation change) in about 4 hours, 45 mins, including Snack Time at the top. Not a fast pace, but a more vigorous workout than I’ve had in a while.
When I got back home, I started working on uploading the photos, and I got really tired. Drowsy. I meant to sleep less than an hour, but after a poor night's rest (too much cake) and getting up early, I was in Sore Need. So Much of the afternoon was spent napping. Then I watched the last half of “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe,” and posted journal entries for the last two days.
So today I ate, walked, ate, slept, watched, ate, and posted. Not a bad day, really.