Mount Reco

Today, Scott and I headed up Reco Ridge to Mount Reco, planning on coming back via Hollywood Ridge – a nice little loop.

It was a gorgeous day. As happens so often, if I haven’t been up one of these amazing ridges or peaks for a while, I tend to forget how truly beautiful they are. Nice that Scott was as wowed as I always am.

So up we went, taking tons of photos and admiring the wildflowers as well as his new dog’s crazy wonderful endless energy.

We eventually went for the final push to the top – got quite literally five minutes from the top and were stopped by a massive wall of snow. It looked to me like the height of a two-story house.

And it was straight up – no slope to it at all. To then go straight to the top bypassing the snow might have been doable but because it was all scree, coming down (very steep) would have been a tad, shall we say, “risky.”

And so we opted to say it was fabulous, come down a bit into some shelter from the huge wind, have lunch and head down.

It was about then, as we were on the Texas road back, that the rain pelted down – and hail. Yes, there was also hail.

But what a fabulous day!

Looking forward now to a glass of wine and a weekend of gardening with my sweetie!

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