Friday, July 13, 2018
Hiked Above The Treeline Today
No pics again tonight, technical problems.
Last week on our warmest day this Summer at 83 degrees, We drove to the lake and planned to hike the East mountain only to the crashed car that rests about one mile and 1000 feet above the lake. It was a good hike but we both knew that making it to the top was not going to happen.
We then had a lot of rainy days and today was clouds without rain. So we drove to the lake again and started walking. It is flat from where you park and then the trail starts 2.6 miles and 1800 feet up. The 1800 feet up happens in the first two miles and it is hard to find level ground to stand and rest. With the clouds, we were sure the steepest part of the climb above the shade of the trees would not be a problem. At the top, we rested for thirty minutes to let our pulse and breathing a chance to return to normal.
The walk down is hard on the shins but otherwise easy. It was a great day to enjoy the simple things in life.
A shower as soon as we got home to remove bug spray and sweat was greatly needed.
I will add pics later if I can get them off the phone. This last Windows update screwed me again.
Posted by ZippyPinHead at 2:29 AM