Our friends, Jeff and Janelle planned this awesome rafting excursion in Cashmere, WA. We were fortunate enough to be the first raft, as the thunder and lighting storm chased us down the river. We were almost to the end when the skies let loose on us. Oh well, we were wet anyways. Nearby, they were in the process of battling a forest fire, so we were able to watch a helicopter dip its bucket in the river right in front of us.
The site was large and could have accommodated at least four other tents, but we were the only ones.
We took a risk of hiking a trail whose distance or elevation we had not researched. We were told Lake Stuart was 2.5 miles away, little did they know it was double that. However, we did not mind in the least. The views were remarkable and the mosquitoes were able to drink their weight in my blood.
The most amazing part of our trip was meeting this 88 year old man we encountered while on the trail, that is right 88 years old. He was keeping a pretty good pace and was such an inspiration to me. I envision Cameron and I hitting the trails well into our seventies at least, but I would love to be out here in my eighties like him.