Some hikes you know you are just going for the view. Today’s hike was more about the journey. And what a journey! My warriors were put to the test on what we all agreed was our most difficult hike so far – but also the most interesting, challenging, and wonderful hike.
This is the before picture, when we were all fresh.
What made it challenging was: the length – 7 miles; the creek crossings – 3; the rocky terrain; and the elevation gain – 1500 + feet.
Just a little sample of the creek crossings.
Of course there was a view. . .
and a beautiful creek. . .
and the hint of fall colors.
I wrote about this hike, Mill Creek, a few weeks ago, this is one that JG and I got caught in the rain. Every time I do this (today was number 3) it seems to get a little easier and it always looks just a little different. I will be taking my weekenders here later in the month, it could be even more of a challenge as the leaves were falling at an alarming rate today.
Great way to spend Columbus Day. A shout out to my Canadian friends – Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone had a wonderful day! I know we did.