Send Off – Fond Farewells – Back Country Hike – July 2019 – Part 3

At the top of Standish, the 6 of us sauntered slowly along with the throngs of day hikers. 4 of us looked a bit different, with our 40 pound packs and we were getting some glaces of envy (or perhaps, it was sympathy) from the rest of the hikers with their tiny packs or just bottles of water.

Up at the viewpoint, we found a place to eat our prepared lunch. Pat, L and I enjoyed our cold pizza slices washed down with water. All around us, people were snapping their selfies, while we four hikers were champing at the bit to get under way.

Me taking a photo of M
Me taking a photo. My wife is my favourite photographic assistant and makes sure she captures me in my natural environment
Looking off down the valley
Day hikers
Beautiful lakes and alpine meadows at the top of Standish
A beautiful day for a hike
Some snow on the peaks
M is all ready for the hike

Lunch eaten, our wives and mothers accompanied us to the edge of the path leading to the main hiking trail and fond farewells were said. I later was told that I looked nervous. I was more likely anxious to get this under way. After all, I had been planning it all for so long. As I headed down the trail, I heard someone insistently calling my name. It was my Patty. It appears I forgot to kiss her goodbye. Wait, did she not think I was coming back. OK, now I am nervous.

Patty taking her last photo of us (to be used to identify the bodies?? – I hope not)
and they are off……………..

14 thoughts on “Send Off – Fond Farewells – Back Country Hike – July 2019 – Part 3

  1. It truly was. Yes, lots of wild life, deer, mountain sheep, mountain goats, Grizzly bears, squirrels, gophers, rabbits and Pikas. The birds were everywhere. You could hear them, but you seldom saw them. There will be a post on wildlife. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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