OK, so I need to make this quick. I totally meant to have this done SO much earlier tonight than I did and now it's late and I just want to get it done and posted.
This will be the short version!
A day or 2 after July 4th I drug the kids up yet another mountain trail, much to their horror (and by the time I was done mine too...rotten kids!). This was the biggest one we'd done yet, 2 miles up and 2 miles down (however you decided to go down...STEEP!).
This hike was by my old house in North Bend, called Rattlesnake Ridge (or was it Ledge? I don't know...lived there for 4 years and never once did I hike this trail...lame I know!). Alright, let's get back on track. Off on an adventure we go, grumbling kids and all. Definitely a tough hike and I was really proud of Eli for making it ALL the way...I wasn't sure I was going to make it...some parts were a tad scary (slippery wise...one false step and roll right down the mountain you would!).
This picture is when we thought we were at the top only to find out we still had .1 mile to go! Aacckkk! So off we go to get to the real top of the mountain.
LOL a view from the 'fake' top
...and another one...really is spectacular. Please don't ask me what anything is...I have no idea what direction I'm even looking it or where North and South really are...North is up and South is down and we never eat shredded wheat!
I think that is Mount Si or Little Si directly across but I'm not sure. There were a TON of people doing the same damn thing I was doing that day and that was dragging people and pets up that thing. I swear we saw a 9 month pregnant woman being drug up there by her husband and we saw a Pug up there. Either that Pug was held while hiking or Mighty and his 'Darth Vader breathing' is all a hoax on Mighty's part. I'm undecided which.
I have no idea if this post even justifies as short!