Ha, thanks! I say "ish" because this sort of hike feels like it's in a no man's land: much too short to be a proper thru hike, but a bit longer than the typical weekend backpack. The distance is perfect for me: doable in a typical vacation, but long enough to feel like an accomplishment. I'm just not totally sure how to describe it.bobcat wrote:Why long"ish"? This was epic - enough of false modesty.
Oof! Yea, those washouts were rough. If I were going again, I'd bring a rope, or maybe just be prepared to spend a little more time looking for a safe route. But that said, I'm not the most adept scrambler, and I could imagine someone more skilled having an easy time with it. Like, I'm sure Chip Down could do it one-handed, while perhaps holding a beer in the otherbobcat wrote:My only concern, if I were to partially imitate, is that descent into Seattle Creek as you describe it. I can see myself slipping down, spreading out flat, and slitting my wrist again as I did this past summer (in a similar situation) - apologies to the faint hearted here . . .