On Saturday, Nathan, Bex and I drove out to Snoqualmie Pass to scout the Pacific Crest Trail, where Nathan, Eric, Shua, and Matthew will begin their adventure. There was still quite a bit of snow, which we hope melts within two weeks. The hike was beautiful, starting off in the trees and working its way up the mountain, passing a creek and leading to some incredible views. It was a lovely day, with soft, fluffy clouds sprinkled throughout the light blue sky and the sun shining brightly. It was absolutely gorgeous. I really hope our pics come out, but I'm not counting on it. We think that condensation built up inside the lens and it dried and became a big blurry smear in the middle of the lens. *Heavy sigh.* Even if they come out fine, the beauty cannot be contained in a single still-shot. It was my favorite trail we've done here, except maybe the Island Lake trail we hiked last fall with the beautiful fall colors abounding. The trail was surprisingly easy; I think we did around 10 miles in 6 hours...not incredibly fast but not poking. We stopped for about 30 minutes when we turned around to snack and enjoy the view. There were quite a few snow patches that Bexar loved. Once his feet hit the snow, he was off and running, bouncing EVERYWHERE, running up ahead and sliding. He was like a kid on Christmas morning. It was so cute to watch! You could tell he was having fun. :)
Well, off to walk with Anne. TTFN!