Sarah Brandabur was no stranger to hiking. Before heading out, she would read up on the trails, check the weather conditions, and have a pretty solid idea of what she was getting herself into.
Last October, her plans for a hike to Ingalls Lake in central Washington was similarly prepared for. It was supposed to be a day hike. The weather was beautiful, and she brought a friend along to make the trek with her.
After her friend wasn't able to continue shortly after starting the hike, Sarah decided to go the rest of the way solo.