Stone Creek Lodge
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... forests. These forests did not include sequoias or redwoods, as we are out of that territory, and so were much smaller but still beautiful to enjoy. We were at the park late in the season, so we had the trail essentially to ourselves. The trail included a walk on a suspension bridge, allowing one person at a time, over the rushing water of the Ohanapecosh River which was now a cloudy tan color after all of the rain over the previous 24 ...
... of wild mountain goats.
Goat Rocks was our final challenge: a sharp peak followed by a ridgeline called 'The Knifes Edge' which was in equal parts precarious and breathtaking. We walked through snow fields and over slippery plates of slate. The height definitely got the heart pumping! But on the edge of those cliffs, I became hyper aware of everything around me, and there was so much around me. It was an absolute ...
... feel a heartbeat. It didn’t help that myheart rate monitor was registering 0 bpm on my GPS watch. I almost turned around after an hour of that, but kept going for no other reason than me being astubborn hypochondriac.
With a missed turn that took
me up to the Pacific Crest trail, I ended up walking about 9 miles. The last 4 miles was above the tree line so the sun and less Oxygen from 6000 feet had me feeling like ****. It was about 2pm when I finally got to ...
... and VC for the park. After talking with rangers we headed up the peak for a few hundred yards. The trail was completely covered with snow, packed by feet and made slick by a thin layer of water from sun melt. Andrew used his hiking poles and only fell a few times. Ana could barely take a step, but reveled in the challenge. Hungry we descended the west slope along the glacial Nisqually River and it's rocky riverbed. On the middle of the mountain we stopped at Cougar Rock Campground, where ...
... and snakes.
We get to a little more open area and notice there seems to be a lot of gnats around(usually a sign of water nearby) we then get our first glimpse of the waters of Packwood lake through the trees and it is the most amazing blue water we have ever seen and after following the track for about another 10 minutes or so the trees open out and we have an absolutely awesome view of the lake it is beyond words and has a little island in the middle of it with large ...