MIRACLE AT WAPTUS LAKE
Wed.Sept. 17, 03
Waptus Lake is on the Eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains, the dry side, so I wasn’t concerned about the rain forecast for Western Washington.. I drove 2 hrs. and rode 2 ½ hours from Salmon La Sac into Waptus Lake , prepared, for anything the mountain could throw at me, I just wanted to be by myself.
As I rode, I listened against the rhythm of hoof beats, and creaking leather to a song with a Jewish tilt played over and over in my heart, “He will deliver thee” . I knew there was a message in it.
The wind whistled through the mountain passes; a song unlike anything else that only the mountains can sing. I rejoiced in the high country whisper of freedom of the wilds, my heart was released.