Approach trail tomorrow
The weather is going to be much better tomorrow than today’s frigid temps and wind. The down side to the plan is that by the time we could spot Ric’s car at the top, we wouldn’t have time to hike it. So, getting up early, and Ric will drop me at the visitors center, drive to the top and meet me mid-trail. I think he plans to hike back up with me. So, even though I’m not hiking it all with him, we do have a glorious day for hiking. After being in the car since Sunday, I need a day to mentally prepare to be left at the top of the mountain. Tomorrow’s hike will be just the ticket.
Ran into a woman at the visitor center today who packed it in 1/2 way up the approach trail. Yikes! Didn’t get to the start. She looked to be in her 20’s, and fit enough. Makes you realize the challenges of being an oldster out here.