Entrance to the mountain. It had a cafe, gift shop, and bathrooms.
I had put my head down and just started walking. Once I get a task in my head, I am full trottle. That is how dedicated I am to embark on this mission. I didn't look back. I wasn't running but I was determined.
Remember the paved path back in the beginnning. It is gone. This is how it will be while I go up this mountain.
This is what I accomplished so far. At one on the many breaks I had to take to catch my breath, I took this picture. Not too shabby.
At another of my stops, I look ahead. I can see my goal. I can see the trail. It helps with pushing forward.
This is the other view. I like to get an idea of where I am going and where I came from for reassurance. And to make sure Bill is still with me.
The trails can narrow sometimes. I am glad I didn't get a good look at what I was doing. Some areas were a little dicey. One wrong move and you can really hurt yourself. Ignorance is bliss sometimes.
I took this after my hundreth stop on the trail. Getting very rocky. I am glad we had water for the trek. Not yet half way. When we do we will celebrate with a treat.
We reached our point to rest and celebrate with a treat. I can see the path. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Good thing I ate that candy bar!! Rough terrain.
I need to look back and see how far I have come to give me the inspiration to continue this quest.
The rush is overwhelming. I had to strike a pose. The adrelinie is pumping through my body. The aches, pain, and sweats are all gone. I felt very good about my accomplishment. I set out to do something and I did it with the love of my life. It formed a new bond betwen us.
A very good day.
I will post how at another time what it looked liked up here and what we ate to celebrate our "win".
Mountain climbing Abbie