In order for me to go on my backpacking trip. I had to work a couple of long work days such as a breakfast, brunch, dinner. That was a fun day. Other than that, I am excited about the chance to use my brand new backpack. Sorry, Dad, I went to REI to pick out the backpack I wanted to get for my birthday in October and got talked into an internal frame backpack. Yes, I got my birthday present from my parents very early, but it has gotten some use right off the bat.
Thoughts of Paradise
Thoughts from a college student at the University of Florida with a summer job in Mount Rainier
- Day 80 and 81 (July 25 and 26, 2010)– A Couple of ...
- Day 79 (July 24, 2010)– Amazing Shift Switching
- Day 77 and 28 (July 22 and 23, 2010)– Work
- Day 76 (July 21, 2010)– Comet Falls
- Day 75 (July 20, 2010)– John’s Last Day on the Mou...
- Day 74 (July 19, 2010)– The Great Ovi Arrives
- Day 73 (July 18, 2010)– John’s Last Day of Work
- Day 72 (July 17, 2010)– Three-quarters of the way ...
- Day 71 (July 16, 2010)– Dungeness Crab for Dinner
- Day 70 (July 15, 2010)– Round Pass Finally And Lak...
- Day 69 (July 14, 2010)– Snow Lake, and a Scary Rea...
- Day 68 (July 13, 2010)– Work
- Day 67 (July 12, 2010)– Ross’s Last Day
- Day 65 and 66 (July 10 and 11, 2010)– Work and Alu...
- Day 64 (July 9, 2010)– Hospital Visit and Serving
- Day 63 (July 8, 2010)– Tragedy in North Cascades
- ▼ August (16)
So apparently, my manager didn’t get my time off request form, so he didn’t give me the days off I needed to go backpacking. Which really sucked, but I was able though about 6 different switches get the days off anyways. Which means the trip is on and I will get to hike the north section of Wonderland.
Nothing new going on just work and hopeing I get the days off I need next week to go backpacking.
We drove down to Comet Falls trailhead and started up the trail. About 0.3 miles up the trail we cross over Christine Falls. Christine Falls is a little waterfall that can be seen from the road so lots of tourists stop there.
Today was John’s last day. It was sad to see him go, and was a fresh reminder that I would be leaving the mountain in a couple of week. It is hard to believe that the summer is almost over and I will be saying goodbye to many of my new friends.
Basically since I have arrived, I have heard all about Ovi. Ovi is from Romania and has worked at Mount Rainier for 3 years (I think). I was working with him for about a two hours and I totally understand why everyone kept going on about him.
A couple a weeks ago, I did a post about hiking with one of the Singaporean’s Jonathan. Well today is his last day on the mountain. It is a sad day for me. He is my favorite dishwasher and always made going back into the kitchen interesting. But alas, John is going to take a quick tour of the U.S. and then head back to Singapore for school.