Well last time I had to turn back due to a lot of snow. So I am going again.
This is a view of the approach trail.
Official start of the trail, looks like some work is needed.
Well no snow here so that is a good sign.
Trail still had some snow but not too bad. In a few sections the snow was still about knee deep.
Saw this cool geyser.
It only had a few small holes so it made a hissing sound.
The terrain kept changing.
The views were great.
Made it to the bottom. Only fell twice…
This was my lunch spot. Sitting on a rock a little into the river.
Well time for going back.
These pictures don’t explain the constant up hill. I thought I was going to die.
Call Bobo because I found Bigfoot!
Views back at the top. The pictures just can’t show how beautiful it was to see in person.
Now that you have made it this far I will give you the painful details.
Total distance : 12.08 mi
Total walking time : 06:27:59
Official elevation change on the trail, not counting the approach trail: 2,043 feet
Total elevation changes on the hike: 3386 ft
Samsung Health thought I walked up 67 flights of stairs.
Heart rate hit 150 bpm
I think this one earned the hard rating. At times I felt that it was closer to mountain climbing than it was to hiking.