I put the invitation out there for a little bit more than your mild cup of tea. I quickly received an affirmative RSVP, but it came with a twist. The twist was would I accept a stronger cup of tea if it was served up and my RSVP to that was a quick affirmative. I am finding the mild kind is not as flavourful but it's tried & true so when on my own I have no choice. I am ready to taste stronger!
My strong cup of tea for today is The Orphan and I am not going alone!
Adventure Designer is a pro at adding twists. I have been twisted by her many times before and they have turned into adventures to remember. We hit the trail head prepared with all that was needed to find our way; pictures, track, written description, map. We endured a few kilometers of uphill creek boulder bashing all the while surrounded by what makes me feel at home; the mountains, the blue sky, and those white fluffy puffy clouds.
Each time we checked to see if we were on track, we were.
It was up the creek where there was lots of water but we didn't need a paddle.
There were a few crossings here and there every now and then.
Then the Spray Lake came into view.
We could see people paddling down there.
We came out of the creek and began to climb the open slope through the meadow to Boulder Pass.
Yet still, we could not see The Orphan.
The elusive Orphan!
The Rimwall was obvious!
We arrived at Boulder Pass and the view left me speechless and somewhat teary eyed.
Adventure Designer pointed out the moon!
It was working its way to snuggling up with The Rimwall.
Making Waves & Adventure Designer on the summit of The Orphan
My solo summit shot with Charity the Little Sister beside me.
I told you earlier we put on a show!
We worked our way down staying away from the slabs which now had water running over them.
Before leaving the alpine meadow, I captured one last memory!
So, back to that question, what's your cup of tea?
We went for a strong cup of tea but we were
that tantalized our taste buds!
No more tea for me please!