First of all, thank you to all of you for your encouragement in my writing. It is so wonderful to have support from friends and family!
Secondly, we went on our first big hike yesterday (me, Matt, Hank, and our friend Craig), and the weather was beautiful. This has been the strangest and mildest spring that I have experienced in Idaho, and I have no complaints. Normally you wouldn’t be able to hike to Pioneer Cabin (you reach the cabin by walking down the trail another two hundred feet or so) this early in the season, but for us it was 75 degrees and sunny. That sounds nice, but truthfully the rapid snow melt and warm days put us in danger for wildfires later in the summer. As much as I love this weather and how green everything is right now, I’m praying for lots of rain so we can enjoy the rest of the summer.
I didn’t have my fancy iPhone panorama app with me, so I did some splicing the old-fashioned way (with Microsoft Paint!). If you click on the photo it will get bigger and prettier for you.