It was good to be in church. Starting a new summer series on Psalms. Talked about the difference of the tree by water and chaff in the wind. The church park services have also started. The bulletin has a listing of all the park locations and times. Need to start making plans to go to some of these services in the park and support the youth that are looking to go into the ministry.

I needed to do some work, but it was just to nice of a day to be in the trailer. I went to Mt. Washburn. The hike was 8.7 miles total with an elevation gain of 2133 ft and ending at 10,219. At times it was full on sloth hiking.

The trail alternated between dry and snowy.


I can’t believe I am wearing short and walking on multiple feet of snow?

The tiny spec on the mountain top on the right side is where I am going.

My own personal Khumbu Icefalls.

The face of not knowing how high and how far I would be going over ice and snow.


And is was a long way….

Now they tell me I am not supposed to be riding my bike. A day late and a dollar short now that I rode it over all that ice and snow uphill for 2000 feet 🙂

This looks like what you get when taking a picture through glass, but no glass was between me and the sun. I really like the effect that was created.

And this monstrosity is the heart of the communications through the park. I really want to get rid of this and move to better communication technology.

Proof I made it to the top.

Check this critter out, getting overtime pay for working on Sunday. Not sure if it is a scruffy ground hog or a porcupine with short quills. Don’t think I want to upset it either way.

Well the ranger living hear has some amazing views and the one house smaller than mine. Right now the trailer is feeling a little spacious.

The view was amazing.

Looks like they are getting ready to do some snow removal.

On the way home I stopped multiple times to watch some bears. Total bear count is now 18.

This one was trying to look like a rock so I wouldn’t spot him.

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