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Friday, July 9, 2010

Mile 979.7: Benson and Seavey passes, "wind-free sparkling pond"

7/9/2010
The guidebook usually describes landmarks very matter of factly, such as "prominent saddle" or "third crossing of Wilson Creek." Occasionally, the descriptions are much more flowery and subjective (objective? I can never remember which is which). This elicits both curiosity and mockery from us.

After a relatively painless trip over Benson Pass and nearly to Seavey Pass, we hit the "wind-free, sparkling lake." It was breezy, but that kept the bugs away, and indeed sparkling. Microburst and Sweet 16 had found a big slab of a rock jutting out into the lake, and with no sign of boys about, we stripped and jumped in.

Well, Microburst and I jumped in, Sweet 16 hemmed and hawed about how gross lakes were and didn't want to go in.
- Typoed on my iPhone

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