We were up bright and early Wednesday morning to do a hike near Mt. Saint Helens. To hike on the mountain itself, you have to obtain a permit, and to climb the mountain takes an entire day. But, there are paths near the mountain you can take, so we decided on rigorous hike, and we all set out enthusiastically.
We didn’t pass a single hiker, going or coming, and we wondered if they knew something we didn’t, such as maybe there was a wind advisory?! No, it turned out, there wasn’t, but maybe other hikers preferred less-windy days :-).
After we made it across the narrow trail, we came to a ridge, where the wind blew stronger than I’d ever experienced. As we braced ourselves against the strong wind, we could see the trail was an open ridge, and the wind was too strong to continue. It was surmised that the wind gusts had probably been 70 mph on that ridge! So, it was decided to head back, yes, back across that narrow stretch we had just crossed.
Sarah for my wonderful family
“God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect” (2 Samuel 22:33).