|Not much hair left (on top or anywhere else for that matter) after chemo round 2|
Probably shouldn't have done it but how was I to ignore the best weather we've have so far this year (75F in the Cascade Foothills). I was just recovering from round two of my chemotherapy and the ugly rash from the contrast dye allergic reaction and prolly should have read the possible side effects a little bit closer . . . one of the nasty cocktails they are pumping into my veins is frequently associated with photo-sensitive side effects. I get back home and notice a new (and very itchy) rash spreading up my calves. Fortunately I've got plenty of cortical-steroid cream and antihistamines from my last bout.
|High up on Reiter Ridge toward the Clearcut Boulders|
75F, sunny . . . and a Monday? Yeah, nude hiking cause everyone else will be working. I got to the Reiter Foothills area and no cars parked at all. So ya know it was strip right there on Reiter Road and hike in nude from the git-go. I had it to myself from seven glorious hours and did some new exploring of hidden tracks in the canopy that beg for more future hiking.
One the way back I drove the Index-Galena Road and checked a campsite in sore need to cleaning. My excuse, of course, was that I wanted to extend the pure nude experience as long as possible.
|A long, ex-logging road climbs the north face of Reiter Ridge (near Goldbar), serving also as part of the route to Lake Isabel, some abandoned adits (mines) and the Clearcut Boulders.|