Monday, June 1, 2009
On Top of the World
We decided to take a break, escape the near record heat, and find some place to cool off. We had no interest in joining the masses at the local beach, we wanted peace, quiet, and cool exhilaration. Fortunately, we know of the perfect place that does indeed meet all the above criteria and shall remain nameless. We seem to be the only ones to ever hike into this mountain wonderland in the late spring... and will be more than happy if it remains that way. It's not the highest hill by any means but at around 6,000 feet it was a perfect place to cool off.
There was a good thirty feet of snow on top.
On the way up we were able to find a few more morels for tonight's dinner and see how the huckleberry bushes were progressing... they look great so far.
Walking through a small mountain meadow halfway to the peak.
The second leg of this hike leaves the trail over ten feet under the snow.
Wild flox overlooking natures playground.
On top of our little part of the world and, for a brief moment, free from the things of man!