The most predictable hike, the hike we do the most, turned into an absolute delight today.
There were no people at 9 am. It is an exposed hike in the sun. We came across an older ex- North Shore hiker who carries a yellow marker to remember all the previous hikers who have died. Of course there were the ravens and whiskey jacks.
On the way down Search and Rescue had a kiosk handing out cool hiking swag like whistles and emergency blankets. They asked us one question and one question only. “Does someone know where you were going today?”