Truth be told, I am not in the greatest shape. Walking up a hill (or mountain) usually has me huffing and puffing in 5 minutes or less (REALLY). When that mountain side takes a couple of hours of non-stop UP hill climbing, I often catch myself wondering, “what in the hell I am doing here?”
And then you round the corner and it’s all worth it.
I shot the next photo while I ate my lunch. I didn’t even have to stand up, which was a bonus because I was exhausted.
Nature makes for some great photo-ops, and I especially love the reflection of the mountains in water.
There is always an abundance of wildlife. I know what you are thinking and, “YES, we are worried about him!”.
Isn’t this cool? A tree becomes an island. I love it.
A couple of hours of hanging out beside the lake, and my kids couldn’t stand it any more. They just had to get in!
It was a fantastic hike!
Disclaimer: Despite the wild child with a knife, no hikers were harmed in the making of this post.