As soon as we got everything packed and said goodbye to our German friends, we headed to Hooker Valley track to see Mount Cook. The track was super easy and took an estimate five to six miles. The weather very quickly turned to shit but the views were worth the stinging rain and forty mile per hour winds. We crossed multiple suspension bridges and saw Mueller Glacier at the end. I personally enjoyed the walk even though the weather was less then ideal. Perhaps it’s because California is in a drought and I think the feeling of rain is incredibly liberating. Plus, the struggle is part of the fun right!
After we got back to the car, we changed into dry clothes and hung out in the van before driving to Diamond Lake for the night. Again, arriving to the campsite at night and then waking up to huge snowy mountains was such a great way to start the morning.
Click on Day 3 to read about our hike to Roy’s Peak!
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