8/25-27/18. The night of the 24th was cold and a walk in the morning with frost inside and outside my tent. In the afternoon they were sprinkles. I continue to be cloudy and windy a little surprising I think at this time a year.
I continue to hike with Boy Scout one and two. I also met a grass Valley hiker Dan Murphy trail name Blue.
We have now entered the Goat Mountain wilderness On the afternoon of the 26th climbed a knife ridge but the wind was strong it was raining and before I got into camp I was in second stage hypothermia. Once on my tent and dry clothes I warmed up and had a nice dinner. That was a scary experience.
The next day we awoke to the sun, clear skies and wonderful views of Goat Mountain Wilderness and Mount Rainier. We hike on an alternate route due to a fire closer to Highway 120 and then I got a ride to Packwood re-supply