Played my luck in two sets of narrows today against my totally inaccurate weather forecast for rain – Bull Valley Gorge and Willis Creek. This is Willis Creek narrows, much more accessible and not filled with shoe sucking mud (and snow patches!) like Bull Valley Gorge was. To fit these both in and get to town for FOOD I walked 18 backcountry miles today. By 3pm. I think I’m getting better at this walking thing but the calorie demands are ridiculous so the clear answer is to SLOW DOWN. New daily mile goal: 15 miles a day. I want to savor this better.

It’s so savory!