Anyway, a short trip and a snack away, we arrive and begin our hike. A little ways in, I learn that this was a 9 mile hike uphill. To the top of a mountain. For some reason, the preliminary 8 mile hike listed online at Outdoor Bound was less threatening, and the pictures of everyone just smiling and jumping around made me confident. I thought, "I could be them! I could be smiling after hiking 4,973,850 miles. Yup, that'll be me."
Let me tell you - it was tough. But, it was worth it. The leaves in the fall you think are so beautiful? Yeah they suck when they're on the ground. I was slipping everywhere like a maniac. Those yoga classes really made me test my balance.
Now, as a LadyBug I love those leaves - especially eating them! That's why when we got to our lunch spot, I was well fed. Hmmm look at that view!
Chief was our chief look out. While he may be little, he packs a powerful bite. And doesn't like hummus. But he does tricks! I wonder if he liked my summersaults. I was too tired to wind myself up, and plus, we were on the edge of a cliff so acrobatics probably wouldn't have been the best idea.
And then we continue our ascent. Check out that steep view! We were climbing along rocks for recreational purposes, I know.
And then, onto the descent. These berries looked tasty though. But, even LadyBugs know they're a no-no.