Friday, July 30, 2010

HIKING THE "G"!

Sometimes when you hike with a professor, you take the path less traveled.  That's what happened today.  Not sure how a "non-native" Utah-n (Zach) ended up being the trail blazer but somehow that's what happened.  And trail blaze we did, or maybe bush whack is a better word.  Seriously...the first 1/2 mile or so was STRAIGHT up the mountain.  Check out the first picture.  All the bums in the air should clue you in to how steep the climb was.  We were quite doubtful at times that we were going to make it but we did.  I was really impressed with Zach's 2 and 4 year old who walked most of the way and NEVER complained.  It was no easy hike either.  Kudos to David and Gabe.  Thankfully we found the well traveled path on the way down and did not have to endure prickers, treacherous cliffs, tall grass and deep ravines.  Made me appreciate that much more what the earlier pioneers had to endure on a daily basis.

10 comments:

April said...

Holy Moly! You weren't kidding when you said STEEP! Whew!

The Kings said...

That looks really steep and really hot! Stevie looks like she's about to explode from heat and exhaustion :)
Amazing views.

shirlgirl said...

I never would have made it, that's for sure. Wow!! Good for all of you. In one of the pictures in the background, is that a temple? It really stands out like the one in San Diego seen from The Cross on the Hill.

Anonymous said...

I CAN SEE THE TEMPLE!!!!
Great views, and you all look so hot.
It is 11.29 p.m. here, and cold and absolutely pouring with rain.
Love Lorraine.
xxx

Smilin' sunshine said...

Whoa. That gave me chills looking at some of those steep parts.

It is so weird for me to see Zach with 3 little kids. He looks like a great dad!

Undaunted ~ My Life One Day at a Time said...

Sometimes it good to go straight up. :) You all did great! What a pretty view of the valley.

Jenny said...

Yikes!
Cute bums.

LL said...

I'm from Utah...and I don't know my scripture stories. NOR do I know where the G is???!

The Mormon Monk said...

If I loved Robert Frost a little less, would I have taken the path less traveled? Maybe . . . but maybe not.

Jo Jo said...

Loving that you took the hard way up! Great exercise, obviously!