Monday, October 3, 2011
Despite my decision to climb, I was still okay making the decision that if I even just made it to the first lookout I would be happy. Also there was a notice about a landslide blocking the trail part of the way up and I didn't feel comfortable trying to go around it or whatever on my own. So I hiked to the first lookout and had a very enjoyable hike yesterday morning!
High spirits at the trailhead
Sweaty. Dying already.
Due to my archaeology training, I will never not check out root wads for shells.
Success! An amazingly gorgeous view to eat a PB&J by.
North Face Terra 40, I love you and think you are the best backpack in the world.
Thanks for many great adventures!!
(Apparently it's sold out, but I bet the other Terra line is just as wonderfully awesome.)
I wanted to go past this point so bad but I just didn't have it in me!
One last beautiful view!
Deer Mountain, you have not gotten the best of me! Someday, boy howdy, I will hike all of you again and I will hike to Blue Lake also. You have my word...