I drug my sister out of bed by her hair this morning and told her...okay...begged her...to go for a hike with me. Since sissy is not an early riser on her days off, we didn't leave the house till 10am.
Then, after an absolute clusterfu*#[email protected]
of a time trying to find a gas station that didn't charge $.75 to put air in my freaking tires..what the hell?
, we were finally on the road...
Of course, it had to be Mt Erie this time since I found my "Hiking the San Juan Islands" book (Hike #16) that I forgot I had, PLUS...a newly purchased ACFL trail map. I was very curious if the view was actually better from up there. So off we went.
We started from the base of Mt Erie Road..same as last time..and did the same Sugarloaf hike as last week. The views weren't as grand from Sugarloaf due to clouds. Then we dropped down to Mt Erie road and then up again till we reached Mt Erie summit.
Amazing what a little ol' trail map will do for your adventures.
Our summit celebration was short-lived because after about 10 minutes, it began to snow..and it was blowing hard too.
The trip down was a lovely combo of road and trail (NOT). We ended up going back up to Sugarloaf summit and down the other side. I hadn't really planned on going UP again..but for some unknown reason, I thought we should go back down the same way Cali and I had the week before instead of travelling all on the road.
Total time out was 3 1/2 hrs. Total cups of sweat removed from my brassiere: 3.
Thanks for coming out to play sissy!
That's me and Clifford
This wasn't there last time..poor tree.
Sissy freezing her niblets on Sugarloaf
Almost at the top of Erie
Looking down from Erie:
Baker's somewhere in those clouds
Hugging the big ass tree in my $4.99 Sierra Designs Goodwill jacket..yeehaw!
Oh..and, I guess the views are better from the higher hill