It's 6:00 am and I hear the pretty songs of early morning birds and the rush of cascading mountain streams.
Yesterday I hiked from Jenny Lake to Lake Solitude. My husband, Mike, and I figured it was 5.5 miles and approximately 2,500 feet of elevation gain. We hiked the North Cascades Trail which follows the river formed by the mountain streams from above. We were thankful for the well groomed pathways and trail signs prepared by the forest service and the plentiful shade of the woods we traveled through. We pitched our 3 man tent in the North Forks designated camping area and enjoyed our private spot with a view of The Grand Teton and its neighboring peaks plus the Paintbrush Canyon Divide.
While at Lake Solitude, elevation 9,035 feet, we had a nice chat with Anthony, a young man from southern California. I learned of two new tech gadgets that would be handy for bikers, sailors, joggers, and hikers - Spot and Solar Charging Panels.