It was a great day! The good weather really did hold up, we had a good time hanging out with our friends, the views were beautiful, and we all felt well-exercised in the end. Unbeknownst to us, the park had started a new program in which each hiker was issued a gnat to fly back and forth in front of his or her eyes during challenging portions of the hike. Fortunately, that was the only fly in the ointment (ha, ha).
In addition to the pleasant weather, we had some evidence of fall's impending arrival in the few red leaves on the trees. Bring it on, I say!
We had some sections of rock scrambling. I made extensive use of hopping off rocks from a sitting position and crab walking. Since I didn't fall down the entire hike, I consider my strategies a success.
|A crevasse to fall in!|