Sept 6 – Trout Lake

LauTrav posted this up on September 6 on FB so the pictures are not new if you’ve been there.  They have crossed 2200 miles (wa_section_h_map, page 8 ) at this point:


“It has been a very wet few days. We have been dealing with rain, cold Temps and lots of gear failures (thus the garbage bag skirt and duct taped shoes). So glad to get to Trout Lake and meet up with Aunt Meg who has whisked us off to a dry hotel for the night. Perhaps we may even see the sun tomorrow. Oh the joys of the coastal northwest….

Huge shout out for Aunt Meg for getting them and helping them get dry!

One of their pictures shows Mount Adams:



A tidbit about Mount Adams:

Standing at 12,281 feet (3,743 m), Adams towers about 9,800 feet (3,000 m) over the surrounding countryside. It is the second highest mountain in Washington and third in the Cascade Range. And because of the way it was built, it is the largest volcano in Washington and second in the Cascades, behind only Mount Shasta.” ( )

We think Lauren looks like the “It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater” (by Sheb Wooley)!


We especially liked both of these pictures showing LauTrav respectively as they are hiking through a meadow:


Where they got off puts them on wa_section_h_map page 11 is Mile 2226.4!  “Trout Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Klickitat County, Washington, United States. The population was 557 at the 2010 census. The town is notable for its organic dairy and herb farms, and as an access point to Mount Adams and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.” (,_Washington )


Until the next time,

~Linda  =)



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