The annual “Manly-Man Hike” came & went last week & boy was it a beaut! It was without a doubt the most beautiful area I’ve ever hiked to & may be in contention for the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen! The only downer was the bugs – hundreds of bugs… everywhere. Needless to say, I’m covered in bug bites & would like to go a long time before seeing another mosquito.
For those curious – we hiked out of Rainy Pass off of Hwy 20 & traveled the 11.5 miles to Snowy Lakes/Golden Horn area. And stayed there 3 days & then hiked out.
Here’s some evidences of my claims of just how beautiful it is:
Sunset on the mountain & lake behind our camp.
Our little tent by the big mountain & snowy lake.
Me pumping water out of Snowy Lake with Mt. Hardy behind me (the highest peak – actually, we had a couple of guys climb to the top of that peak one day. I was not one of them.)
Some of our “camp”.