This week I had a layover in Fairbanks, AK where it was supposed to rain any minute! I hiked 2 miles along the Chena Riverwalk on August 8th.
And now to the HEIGHTS of Crystal Mountain in Washington. I took the gondola to the top to hike back down to the base of the mountain. Insider tip: buy your gondola tickets online and save almost 50% off the walk-up rate.
|Deer on the mountain|
|This view was worth it!|
|could just relax, but I got miles to go|
|sweating off my sunscreen!|
|some trail signage|
|I didn't know about the scavenger hunt!|
|a rare bit of shade|
|looking back up at the mountain|
I got in 5 miles all downhill!! My poor knees. My total so far is 18 miles for hikeathon.
And thanks to my donors!! We have raised over $617 and I am halfway to my goal. You can click on this link to go to my WTA fundraiser page
or you can send me a check (made out to WTA (Washington Trails Association) or just a dollar in the mail would be very welcome. Thanks so much to everyone who has supported this cause in the past and hopefully again this year!
to: Amanda Arkebauer PO Box 16131 Seattle, WA 98116