Cory and I wanted to do one more backpacking trip for the season. So we decided to do Broken Top Loop last weekend, starting early Friday.
The first night we stayed near Golden Lake.
Three Sisters in the background.
Enjoying morning coffee in the sun.
With this view.
Hiking towards Broken top next to South Sisters
Our first good view of Green Lakes. (there is 3 of them)
This was brutal. We had already hiked about 10 miles! Our plan was to make it to Broken Top lake.
But the winds kicked up heavy so we decided to head to some trees to make camp in a bit of shelter.
And this is what greeted us in the morning. It was very cold, but more than that visibility was so low we didn't feel like we could safely continue the loop since we wouldn't be able to see any landmarks. We had a map and GPS so that wasn't the problem, but neither of us wanted to go up in elevation to continue following the trail.
It so happened I had reception on my phone so we called my BIL to pick us up at a different trail head. We still had to hike 6 miles in snow, wind and rain.
And then we got lunch and a beer!
It was a memorable weekend that's for sure!!