Journal Entry: Sept 13, 2014
Edge of Goat Rocks.
"I have a huge crush on Mt. Adams! What a gorgeous , gorgeous mountain & wilderness. Woke at 5:00 AM to a 3/4 moon on sparkly frosty meadow. Hungry, I stayed up & ate in my sleeping bag. My cooking pot was frozen solid with last nights' wash water so I couldn't make coffee. Ended up packing up & leaving camp by 6:50 am! It was a lovely morning with Adams, Raineer & Mt. St Helens all showing. Raineer looks cold! Did 12 miles by 12:00, 15 by 1:15 and 25 miles by 6:15 PM. Yes! Should mention that I did have a lovely time with Snake Charmer & Doc up on the rocks last night; Snake gave me whiskey, water, a mounds bar, a magic bar and his quilt! We all watched stars and listened to music until 10:30 pm. It was great-- new people, new conversation. Snake Charmer offered to cuddle and we did try but it was a little awkward so I went to my tent down in the meadow. The grass was already sparkling with frost at 10:30pm last night. Somehow I stayed warm-- so thankful for double padding below (Z-lite + Thermarest) and the purple cashmere sweater Dad brought [to Cascade Locks]. Wore all layers: silk, wool, & down on top + tights & wool socks. Just warm enough w/ frost on the outside of my tent. Today was sunny & lovely. Had coffee & thawed/dried tent and bagin the sun at 9:45 am. Majestic Mt. Adams... such a wonder... Huge glaciers cracking & rumbling while I had my coffee. Oh-ya... 2 owls last night! Awesome. And a pica... and hundreds of frogs. Tonight: Terese and P.B. again. Hard to get space! Oh well. "