This hike was a lot of fun. It was
Mom, Tiffany, Angela, and Scott's first summit above treeline....their
first hike above treeline for that matter. It was a perfect day.
There was not a cloud in the sky, and except for a strong cold wind
on the way back down, the temperature was just right.
Once we got into a good rhythm, the
only breaks we took were to soak in the amazing scenery of this
incredible trail. The flowers were out in FULL force, and it was
hard not step on them, even on the trail!
After climbing steep trail, crossing
snowfields, and scrabling up and over steep rocks, we were all standing
on the beautiful summit. It was fun watching the reactions of people
who had never seen the world from the summit of a mountain. We were
all overjoyed (after summiting many mountains, I still get overly
excited at the top).
We snapped a few pictures, soaked
in more of the scenery, then headed back down the trail.
This is a great first summit for
anyone, and a great summit to visit time and time again. Needless
to say, this was a wonderful hike. Everything you could ask for,
It may be a few weeks before I can
update again...a little busy at work...