Sunday, June 28, 2009

Too Many Mosquitos!!

We took a hike yesterday to Merritt Lake, out past Stevens Pass.

While going up the steep hill, Chunlin asked, "Why do we do this to ourselves?"
4 - Chunlin Shocked!

While running away from the horde of mosquitos at the lake, I asked, "Why do we do this to ourselves?"
6 - Merritt Lake Mt Mastiff East

I had expected a pleasant, relaxing lunch and swim at the lake, but it wasn't to be. We only spent about enough time at the lake for me to take three photographs and get out a sandwich to eat while hiking back down the trail. We did pause at a viewpoint about halfway down, however. The mosquitos found us there, too, but there weren't as many.
8 - Nason Creek Merritt

A word of warning: Don't venture above 4,000' or you won't want to sit, stop walking, or even slow down in the slightest in fear of the massive swarms of hungry biters!

1 comment:

Pedicularis said...

Out looking for West Nile Virus, eh?