Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Aug 29th - Happy Birthday!

Driving to Sister's today to stage a car at McKenzie Pass.  We stopped in Bend to replace my hiking pole tips and found a great deal on a Big Agnes air mattress at REI.  My old Z-rest pad is definitely worn out.  Loyd, an amazing 70+ year old trail angel from Bend, drove us from Mckenzie Pass back to Elk Lake so that Sybille and I could hike together through the Three Sisters Wilderness.  He had great stories including a description of the Ring of Fire where he knew all the tongue twister names of the mountains.  After lunch and a beer to toast my birthday at Elk Lake we hiked seven miles to Sisters Mirror Lake. 
Worn out hiking poles

Elk Lake

Moon over the mountains

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