My Hiking Adventure.

At least once a year, my mom likes to plan, and go on, a big hiking adventure.  This years plan was to hike up and over Mt. Ogden.  Think about that - up and over a mountain!  Well, that's exactly what we did.  And we loved it.  All of it.  Except the scaling up the steepest parts on our hands and feet part.  But other than that, we loved it.  Take a look!

These are my hiking partners.  
Four of my very favorite people in all the world.
My mom, and 3 of my sisters.  

I loved, loved, loved this day. 
We had so much fun.
Do we look ready to conquer this mountain, or what?
Up, Up, Up we went.

It was so beautiful!  
But, this rock-man kept following us...  
It was kinda creepy.
This was the scaling up the steep mountainside part.
(Can you tell behind us how steep it is?)  
Don't slip, and don't look down!!
It was someone's brilliant idea to leave the trail 
and blaze our own way - straight up.
We thought it would save us some time, 
and hey, how hard could it be, right?  

HARD!  The mountainside was totally covered in 
small loose rocks, so every step you took, your 
foot slid down about 2 feet.  Have you ever rode falling rocks 
down a mountainside before?  Not too fun.  
Luckily, we had this cute girl to pull us up with her rope!  
After quite a few hours of hiking and lots of laughs, 
we reached the top!  
This is looking down into Huntsville.  
The body of water you can see is Pineview.
That is my awesome Mom leading the way.  

The summit was very windy, and we ran into a bit of snow.
It was so amazing and so rewarding!  

In the distance you can see our destination.  
The Snow Basin Lodge.
It was absolutely gorgeous.  
I was wishin' that lodge was my home.
Out of the wind, and into the gondola, 
for a scenic ride down the other side of the mountain, 
where a nice big juicy hamburger awaited us 
at the bottom, at the Snow Basin restaurant.    

We did it!

What an awesome day, girls!  
I cannot wait for our next hiking adventure.
Get planning Mom!


Adelle and Cord said...

Makes me want to do it all over again! We really are pretty adventurous. I mean, really, climbing over a big ole' mountain with no men around. Excpet for the rock man of course.

I am so lucky to have such FANTASTIC sisters and mommy.

Jennifer M. said...

Looks like so much fun and cold at the same time. What a special time with you and your sisters. That is one area that I miss seeing. The mountains are so beautiful.
See ya soon!

Megan said...

What a neat thing to do each year. I love to hike, like you said as hard as it is, it is SO rewarding when you reach where you were headed! :)