Here is a special guest post from my sister Laura on her unexpected first backpacking trip of the season.
It was the first nice weekend of the year in the beautiful Northwest. My boyfriend Nick and I got into back packing just a couple years ago and were itching for another adventure.
We could not wait to dust off our gear and go into the forest, never to return…until the end of the weekend that is.
That morning we woke up early and drove a few hours out of the city to and into the woods. We began our adventure laughing and having a wonderful time!
We took pictures at every Rock, Tree and Creature….to document our first Trip of the year. Little did we know, the fun would not last……
At this point we reached 6 Miles. Our backpacks got heavy and our feet began to ache. We were so tired at this point but kept on trekking, as there was supposed to be a campsite another mile up.
After that mile, we discovered that it was covered in 4 feet of snow, from a fellow hiker whom just came that way. Well shit. We turned around and headed back down the mountain, searching for a spot to camp, as it was getting dark.
My whole body felt numb, but my back felt everything! The whole way down the mountain we fought, then walked in silence.