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One giant roller coaster ride today, for 31.5 miles, under a hot sun (is this really Washington?). Climb 400 feet, drop 2,200… climb 2,500, drop 2,600… and climb 2,600 more – up and down from ridgetop to valley floor, back and forth, with a wicked-looking elevation profile.
But I saw some Sooty Grouse and Black-backed Woodpeckers along the way, and should arrive at Stevens Pass tomorrow. And I’m going to bed with a happy stomach after demolishing a packet of Mountain House Beef Stroganoff, labeled to serve four people – who are they kidding, really??
“… after demolishing a packet of Mountain House Beef Stroganoff, labeled to serve four people – who are they kidding, really??”
By saying there are four servings in the package, Mountain House can divide the salt content by four on the nutrition label and appear somewhat less lethal.
Good luck on the rest of the hike. You are experiencing July in September as you walk through Washington. After the coldest Washington spring on record, it is almost as if the seasons have shifted by 2 months.