Another day and another hike. This one was particularly interesting. We’d done it in early summer before the road up had opened – and it was gorgeous with wildflowers. This time around I think that Helen, Rick and I put it to bed. I doubt very much that anyone else will do this 1,000 plus metre hike after the snow predicted in the next few days. We already had a fair bit of the white stuff all the way up.
At any rate, we parked about a kilometre below the parking lot because the road was getting a bit sketchy. – then up on the trail – and up and up and up relentlessly on the switchbacks. When we finally got to the summer parking lot, Rick was done. Helen was also concerned about the condition of the snow on the way down. I was game to go to the top (itching!), but when you hike as a team, you make compromises so that’s what we did. We left Rick in the parking lot and hiked toward the final top until the view opened up on both sides. A few photos and back we went.
As it turned out, the conditions down were pretty good. Helen only fell once and Rick ditto. I am proud to say that I almost fell (as good as – lol) but hey – nobody died!
It was a good day. Now, after three days of hiking, I think I’ll be quite glad to have a day off to catch up on home chores – and there are quite a lot of them!
I am also itching to write another story!
I love the way we are pushing this shoulder season!
I love how it feels to finish a long hike and to get out of a hot bath and luxuriate in the comfort of it all.