I haven't posted much for a long while but I am still out there somewhere. This was an adventure last weekend with a very good friend of mine, John Mark, up in the Mt Baker Wilderness at a popular place known as the chain lake loop trail. We had the place to ourselves cause it was not the best weather. You know the term "don't like the weather wait five minutes" out here it was wait 30 seconds. we saw sunshine, rain, snow, sleet, 45mph winds over and over. It was awesome. No fires in the wilderness area so the stove got used and it was mountain house for dinner. Up into the clouds we were headed. Checking the high tech maps and picture time. Me full of optimism little did I know what awaited. 1400' of elevation gain in 2 miles. Put my tent up in 45mph wind and held it down with rocks and too tired to care. Good night.