After hiking all summer with boots that were literally falling apart at the seams (luckily we had fantastic weather this summer; huge holes tend to make boots less waterproof..), I finally got myself a new pair of boots. Since I have weird feet and get blisters even when I wear flip flops (seriously), I’ve been breaking them in slowly by wearing them on walks around the neighborhood with the dogs, but last weekend I wanted to take them out in the mountains.
Mount Pilchuck fit the bill for a short, easy, and hopefully-blister-free hike – plus there’s a lookout at the top, so it’s an interesting destination even if you don’t have any views…which we didn’t. Still, it was a great day out with our friends; the fresh snow made everything look all Christmasy and gorgeous, and we got quite a bit of sunshine even though the clouds obscured most of our views. Best of all? I came home with toasty, dry feet (impressive considering the trail was basically a stream on Saturday) and not a single blister. Huzzah!