Rae Lakes – Woods Creek Waterslide
Twice this morning I’ve heard human howls in the distance. The moon is close to full. It’s a super witchy blood full moon with a lunar eclipse. The PCT werewolf will arise: extra hairy, extra smelly, will eat any damn thing.
Man…. I went the wrong way for an hour. And I really poured it on hiking up that hill. Cuz there was an old guy behind me, the chatty kind. Serves me right for showing off. I had to turn around and pass him again when I realized I was on the path to Sixty Lakes. At least I got that nice view of Rae Lakes. I’ve never seen mountain lakes like this before. I wonder if you could bring an inflateable kayak up here? The water is so transparent and blue. Cold, too, I bet.
It thundered all afternoon, and started raining a few times. Which meant I was on and off with the rain gear, so annoying. That pack cover, it really isn’t big enough with my gear situation. I could get a new one, but once I get rid of the bear container, it’ll fit fine. There was one big cloudburst, right when I was navigating some tricky stream crossings. Those rocks in the stream may look stable, but it’s probably a trick. They just wait till you’ve got your full weight on them before turning your ankle and dumping you in the water.
I walked over a suspension bridge that looked super cool. But so swingy! Usually I like a swingy bridge but this one was scarily bouncy. Next time I come to one of those, I’ll put my poles on my pack so I can hold on to both sides.
I camped next to the waterslide of doom. If you slid down that thing, it’d be really fun for a few seconds. And then you’d get bashed to death against the rocks. This must be where someone got the idea for waterparks.
I am just so glad that I skipped the childbearing thing.