It looked like rain when I woke up. The sky was dark and for that matter it sounded like rain with thunder rumbling in the distance. We had less than two miles to hike to the pass, and I really didn't want to hike it in the rain...if it rained. We bid farewell to the trail angels after a quick breakfast of bagels and made our way back to the PCT.
|Two of the Three Sisters|
About halfway into our very short day Portrait pointed out the Dee Wright Observatory. The building was made completely from dark brown lava rocks. It looked like a natural part of the landscape. Once we arrived at the road we made straight for the observatory to check it out. it provided wonderful views of the surrounding mountains--even with all the clouds. A metal disk told us how far to each of the peaks that we would be going to.
Then it was time to start hitching.