So had another hike with the Out of the Cube Adventures. This time to Lower Lena Lake.It ended up with just two of use going. Thank goodness it was someone I knew, our good friend Rebekah. She also carpooled with me. I now know why we have a a strick no-show policy in place for the group. There were 8 people that had signed up to go. None of the no-shows changed their RSVP. We waited around for almost 30 minutes in case someone got lost getting to the trail head.
Lower Lena Lake is a great trail, one of the most popular day hikes in the Olympics National Forest. Even near the end of February there were plenty of other hikers.
I decided to do something fun with this hike, I brought my Biolite stove and the grill, a small frozen steak and some sliced red peppers. I seal-a-mealed both of them the night before. I also brought a we bit to the amber gravy (a single malt scotch) along. It made for a fantastic lunch! I also brought my own fuel for the stove. I just chopped up some small fist size bits of dried fire wood in a one quart plastic zip lock bag. That bag can hold up to three meals worth if full and it’s very light weight. I don’t have to worry about trying to light damp wood in the middle of February.
The composting toilet was closed, and instructions to use the privie[sic].
I did feel a bit guilty having steak, scotch, and finally some hot coffee while Rebekah sat there with her honey and peanut butter sandwich.