Finally. My first backpacking adventure of the season. Yes, a bit late, but because of all the smoke, we wanted to wait until the air cleared. And it was worth the wait! Just a one-nighter, but a fantastic trial run.
Hopefully there will be more to come….but with snow coming, it may have to wait until next year.
We will be going back to Mt. Ranier! We stayed for a few days in the historic Paradise Inn, and then we went around to the northeast side and stayed at a ski resort condo for a few more days. Unfortunately all the restaurants were closed, so we ate out of a cooler, but then after grocery shopping in Packwood, we had a kitchen for the last few nights and were able to cook.
Hiking on the Skyline Trail was challenging and fun and you get right up close to the mountain. Then on the east side, starting our hikes from Sunrise (the highest spot you can drive to in the park), it was game on with more amazing views and long hikes.
Finally got out those old t-shirts and made something with them! These are from my hikes, walks, and rowing days of yesteryear.
And of course, the “sensitive artist” t-shirt was placed on the back in case anyone decided they didn’t like the quilt…ha! What’s not to like? Lots of color. Nothing matches. Perfect. And in case you too need a “sensitive artist” t-shirt, the designer is Fred Babb. I picked up this shirt at a museum when traveling to Sacramento years ago.
Striped fabrics are really fun to work with, and lo and behold, when I went into my stash I found quite a few. Amazingly I still have a lot of striped fabrics left, even after making this colorful quilt. Who knew?