Mt. Teneriffe, Kamikaze Falls & Lena Lake

I count my blessings when I am afforded the opportunity to go hiking or backpacking, but to do two separate trips over one weekend — that’s something else.

Brad powered past Kamikaze falls with me on Friday to reach the summit of Mt. Teneriffe, as seen in this panorama below. Utterly spectacular. There was a wall of cloud behind us that made the back half of the mountain impossible to see. Gives me a reason to get back up there.

Brad enjoying the lower portion of Kamikaze Falls

Brad enjoying the lower portion of Kamikaze Falls

Saturday Kristen and I took Rich on his first overnight backpack trip to Lena Lake. We’ve been there before, but it’s a great first season trip for us as well. A lower population up there would be nice, but we can’t get selfish! We ended up with quite a nice site secluded from most of the foot traffic.