Alex will post the trip report of her solo hike on her blog soon. Make sure to keep an eye out for it.
We all had to rush a little bit on this hike, since Alex had a class at 11 a.m. So, we started before dawn, Alex 20 minutes ahead of Mom and me.
As we got farther up the trail, it started to get lighter, and we could there was a beautiful undercast. Also, the sky was a mixture of blue, white, and pink.
Mom resting on the almost vertical trail...
More sky and view pictures; it was truly spectacular up there.
We continued up...
We got to the viewpoint and then continued to the flat part. Eventually, we could see the summit platform above us.
The view going up the final push to the summit...
Yay! Mom and I got to the summit platform to blue skies and cheerful spirits.
Me on the summit...
|Photo by Trish Herr|
The sky (and the view in general) was breathtaking in every direction.
There was still a slight undercast...
Earlier in the day, I had fallen on my knee, but I only really examined the damage after we got to the summit. Here is a close-up photo :).
We met Alex on the summit, and, after giving her a head start, Mom and I headed down the trail after her.
We made it all the way down to the car eventually. All of us were happy to know that we would get back home in time for Alex's 11 a.m. class. It had been a beautiful and enjoyable hike, even with the time crunch.