Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Mount Si 10/21/03

I had hoped for something off of Hy 2 today, but with yesterdays record rains and resulting road closures I stayed close to home. I got my usual late start and didn't leave the truck until nearly 3pm. I was amazed at nature's ability to divert water, there was very little water on or over the trail. I am sure that the area received over 5 inches yesterday and yet near the summit it was dry. The downside to the lack of water on the trail was that it was all in the air. I can never remember a hike as humid as today's. I think that the wet blanket of air added at least 7 to 8 minutes to my summit time. By the time I reached the summit the sun was out in full force and it was very warm. There was unbroken clouds below topping out at around 3000ft but nothing but clear weather above. It was nice to be rewarded for my efforts with some glorious sunshine. I hurried out and made it well before dark.

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