Second try at Seven Mile Hole trail

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.



Another hiking trip into the Canyon area.

Trying to get my miles.

Best hiking partner ever. Janet does challenge me. Physically by making sure I keep a good pace and don’t get my Georgia southern boy meander on. Secondly she challenges my mind. Deep discussions about God and Faith along with easy ones like life goals and plans.

Right after the above picture was taken the giant glacial boulder starting rolling. I had to jump in front of it and sacrifice myself for Janet.

I did get better which is why I could keep adding to the blog.