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Mount Spokane State Park - Trail 100, Mount Spokane State Park - Trail 110 — Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013

Eastern Washington
It's Hike-a-Thon time! I got a head start on this one by arriving on Wednesday afternoon so that I could go for a bike ride and get huckleberries (I picked a gallon!). Then I stayed at the Mountaineers' chalet property and started my H-a-T by taking trail 100 down all the way to the Kit Carson Loop Road, then up to the parking lot for the trailwork party. The trailwork consisted of completing the first two bridges on trail 100. I did the June super-rainy-day trailwork where we were still peeling the bark off the logs; it was fantastic to get to see the finished product today! I did as many H-a-T miles as I could by collecting rocks and ferrying them to the worksite in a bucket. I also learned how to use a chisel today. At the end of the day, I got a few more miles in my hiking back to the chalet up trail 100. It's not a big-mileage start to the month, but I'm sure I can make it up later! :) Totals for H-a-T day one: 2 mi from upper 100 down to KC Loop/trail 110 intersection in AM; estimated 2 mi hiking to work site + hauling rocks + hiking back down; 1.5 mile hike up trail 100 at the end of the day for 5.5 miles total. Think the bridge is cool? Consider sponsoring me for Hike-a-Thon!
Sunrise on the Mountain. I took this before I started my hike: it's the view from the Mountaineers' chalet, where I slept on the deck to watch the stars at night and this in the morning!
Along trail 100, as I walked down to meet the work party.
Walking across the lower bridge on our way out. This is going to make this formerly scary crossing (at least in the winter time!) so much easier.