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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hike

The hike this morning was awesome! My friend Tracey and I ventured up to Fletcher Canyon, which is on Mt. Charleston (for those who don't live here, it's a pretty big mountain literally just outside of town). The trail is just across the road from the first campground you pass on the main road up the mountain. We started out early this morning and we got really lucky - the whole way up we saw only one other set of hikers, near the very top. It was awesome because we had the liberty of taking a break and enjoying the view on the trail without worrying about others. On the way down it was obvious everyone else had started their hiking adventure, it was getting pretty busy.

The trail is 1.8 miles one way, and it was labeled as a moderate hike, and I'd say that's accurate. There were periods of steep climbing but it wasn't strenuous (as in a kick-your-ass). I have no idea how long it took us to do the hike itself, I was soooo not about looking at the time today! We got down the mountain in time to have an awesome Greek lunch at the Market Grille Cafe.

Photos:

Look at this view! This picture is somewhere in the middle of the trail. It was such a beautiful day for a hike.

Yeah, I have no makeup on...LOL! We had such a good time, I'm looking forward to doing it again.

6 comments:

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

What a blast! I am glad you had fun it looks beautiful. I miss doing things like that. (you look fine without makeup!!)

Mike said...

Great pics. This looks like a fun hike.

Fred said...

Hiking. What a strange concept. :)

The view is great. Glad you guys had a good time.

Sheena said...

ugh! I'm SOOO jealous! I miss hiking! we used to go all the time when we lived in Florida. Osceola Natl. Forest was my favorite hiking memory. I loved being out in nature like that. There's nowhere here really to hike unless we want to drive a few hours to do it. Then the drive home would stink. =( Glad you had fun! Looks like a beautiful & fun hike!

Nik said...

That view is so pretty. Looks like an awesome place to hike. Kudos to both of you for making that hike and living to tell about it. lol

An80sNut said...

It looks like you had a blast. I really do miss hiking. The photos came out great!