today pia and hiked up and down the stairs at palos for three hours with 35 lbs. in our packs. the best part of the day, overhearing someone doing the same thing tell his friend, “unless i am in your will, you better slow down!” classic!

it was super hot and humid today and by the time we were done, you would have thought we had jumped in the pool (sorry for the gross picture). needless to say, the glacier on top of rainier sounds mighty alluring right now!