I just have to get in one more grueling hike before school starts in 10 days. It's 26 miles and there's river crossing which could be scary. Hopefully it won't be bad this time of year. We will be doing it in two days so I'll be pooped when I get back. I'll take lots of pictures and hopefully none of them will be bear photos. I've decided not to carry a gun because (1) it's heavy, (2) there are three of us, and (3) it's not easy to holster a sidearm when you have a full pack. It's likely we will run into one (or two or three) because it's berry season. Hmmmm, now I'm talking myself into carrying one again. I'll sleep on it and we'll see how I feel about it in the morning. I'll be offline for a few days so I'll answer any emails when I get back to walking normally again. :)
You can click to make this larger. It's from 55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska.