I woke up this morning to clear skies so I headed down to the lake’s edge in search of sun coming over the mountains which also allowed Ron to sleep in.
The rays I wanted did not appear but I found plenty of things to keep me and my camera occupied. Besides photos with my digital camera I was able to take a few with my Zero Image pinhole and my Hasselblad. (post after they are developed). The lake was calm and I was able to enjoy the reflections that were being made.
About 9:00 Ron called and he was up and dressed so I headed back to the cabin, stopping to enjoy the morning deer.
Packed our back packs and headed to the trail head to walk the Chief Joseph Trail. Here are a few photos from that walk.
We still had a couple of hours to ride the tram before it stopped for the day so we decided to do it again hoping the skies would be free of smoke. It was much colder than the other day and we could see that the smoke was still prevalent. we were able to take some photos of Howard’s Peak with those sun rays I had hoped to see in the morning. So we just sat and enjoyed the view before we headed back down on the tram.
I probably walked about 8 miles today, not much by many people’s standards, but enough at the 8,000 foot level. Tomorrow we will walk another trail. Our stay here is quickly coming to and end.