I’m not sure how much it rained last night but my tent was wet. So were all the bushes my legs brushed into during the mornings hike. I passed lakes cut into the mountains and many clear mountain streams.
There were three different trail options for me to choose. They could be classified as the hard, the medium and the easy. I chose the medium, also known as the Ley Red route. This route traversed Rocky Mountain terrain which for the most part was the rubble left from the long gone glaciers. It was 1000ft lower than the hard route, the Knapsack Col route but equally scenic.
Before long I had the long, very long descent to the Green river valley. The river was tainted with the silt from nearby glaciers. The southern most glaciers in USA are found nearby. It was scenic hiking, specially when I turned my head to look back up the valley. The square mountain was unique, and that’s it’s name I think.
As I hit the easy fast sections of trail I started to see other hikers. One group included a hiker who gave me trail magic in Washington last year and the same guy who gave me a lift to the trailhead yesterday. Small world.
I continued past Green Lake and climbed a little ways up the valley to camp for the night.