After pigging out for an hour I was on my way to continue the up and down that the rest of my day would consist of. I entered Indian Heaven Wilderness and caught my first glimpse of Mt. Adams, a very welcome sight. Indian Heaven was peaceful and gorgeous, from its trees to its lakes.
Shortly before exiting the wilderness and beginning to descend to where I’d camp, I passed another trailhead to see another trail angel doing trail magic. This time Farmer Tom had a full taco bar setup. I had three crunchy tacos complete with tomatillo salsa and Valentina’s hot sauce. What a treat!
My legs were doing good all day but the last four miles were tough on them. I strolled into the campsite to find several section/overnight hikers already setup. After asking to see if I could join their campsite, one guy with a case of Rolling Rock beers asked if I wanted one. It turns out he was a local that does regular trail magic in the area.
So it was a great day for me and getting spoiled in Washington.
Main Photo: My first view of Mt. Adams on August 23.