A weekly ramble up and around Spence Butte on a foggy March morning. Last year, the same date was hike #1; one week earlier this year. This ramble was slightly different / longer than last week’s but not material – <1mile delta.
The view from the top was beautiful in an old testament sort-of way
Small birds were everywhere and the small squirrels looked busy … but no larger birds of prey this week
All Trails Factoids
Distance: 10.7 miles | Elevation Gain: 2,631 ft | Avg Pace 21:27 / miles — Recording
|Gear Type||For this Hike|
|Pack||NorthFace ION 20L|
|Shoes||Columbia Fabric Boots|
|Top Layers||Baselayer + cotton L S + Fleece (1H only; 2H no fleece)|
|Bottom Layer||REI heavy hiking pants|
|Socks||Dual layer REI Poly liner + REI lightweight Merino wool|
Note: feet were much happier with the dual layers – practice to continue
|Water||Bladder 2 L (1 L drank)|
Why the factoids and gear list? It helps me refine my gear set to what really works as well as what is NOT needed – constantly working to carry only necessary and sufficient weight while keeping my back, legs and feet as happy as possible.