"The nodding giant"Mt Jefferson, a small high-alpine lake, and the Milky Way emerging from deep twilight
I'm just going to say it: I didn't get nearly enough backpacking this summer. I did better than I did last summer, but I certainly didn't cover as much ground as I'd hoped.
I get struck by these pangs of regret around the first of October every year. I dig out my worn and folded "greatest summer ever" checklist, written sometime last April, and note that fewer than half of my plans have been fulfilled. But then I look at the items that were checked off: More than half a dozen national parks, backpacking on the Olympic coast, quick trips to Broken Top and Jefferson Park...
These moments when I realize that it's getting to be too late for non-snowy trips into the Oregon backcountry are certainly bittersweet. With that said, this summer was more sweet than bitter, and this photo was taken on a pretty great (albeit quick) backpacking trip to Jeff Park. It was my first visit, but it won't be my last.
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