I would like to say a big thank you to anyone who ever read my blog and especially to anyone who ever expressed gratitude for my reports. It was always my goal to give others a sense of how amazing, how beautiful, and sometimes, how physically demanding the mountains around my home are. I love these hills. I really do. They have become a part of me, or maybe I have become a part of them.
Though I haven't made a report since July, I've continued to hike and backpack and have experienced some great adventures in some wonderful locations. I especially loved Gothic Basin near Monte Cristo off the Mountain Loop Highway. That place was absolute heaven. The picture above is me (with Glacier Peak in the background). It was taken just off the PCT (Ward's Pass) in the Glacier Peak wilderness in early September. Another beautiful piece of country.
As time goes on, my two boys are getting bigger, my family, my job, and just my life in general is allowing less time for hiking and even less time for blogging. Therefore I have decided to give up the blog (but not the hiking) to focus on other pursuits. This blog should stay live until probably May of 2014, but this will be my last post.
So again, thanks! Get out and explore, take the 10 essentials, be safe, and have fun. I hope to see you out there!