Starting up on the lift...
Isn't it breathtakingly beautiful up there!
Derek felt the need to hike fast, no matter what we said to slow him down. It was a little annoying because we were trying to have a relaxing, fun hike, enjoying the scenery. Towards the end of the hike, Mark took the lead.
We surprisingly ran into snow up there! And it made it very difficult to continue hiking. At times, we were on such an incline, we had to hold tight to those branches behind Jayce to get across the snow.
At one point, we had to cross this very fast moving downhill stream. You can't really tell from the pictures, but it was super scary! We held onto ropes, but if any of us would have slipped, we would have gotten seriously hurt! The water was about a foot deep so most of us took off our shoes to cross. It was freezing cold, too!
Near the end of the hike. Whew!
It was a really fun hike, after all. Mark and I had done it five years ago and I remembered it being much easier. But it was just enough hardness to make it rewarding. My favorite part was we made memories as we all did it together!
On Sunday, John and Barbara invited Kim, Adam & Olivia, as well as Andrew & Martha. We had a blast all being together. Olivia totally stole the show, though!
Love this one!