Our second hitch was another reroute and more fun on the slopes of Mt. Washington in central Oregon. The terrain provided us with a few more challenges and demanded that we go over some rocky sections. We concentrated on our grade reversals and building the most sustainable trail that the conditions would allow. We were able to build on the skills we practiced last hitch as well as augment our theories and knowledge about the Pacific Crest Trail. We were packed into Upper Washington Pond where the mosquitoes were few, the Pacific Salamanders were copious and a short hike brought us to a spectacular view of the Cascades. The weather continued to be perfect and we grew more in tune with our natural surroundings; waking up with sun and going to sleep bye the glow of a campfire is the way life should be lived.