HAPPY BIRTHDAY 15 year old!
She was up and out the door at 5:40am for her field hockey beach workout and so when she arrived home I surprised her with donuts for breakfast. Nothing like working out for a hard hour and having your mother tell you that you're hiking a mountain today. Good times. She's an animal.
This was our first time hiking Mt. Major. I've hiked 6 mountains this summer and this one is my favorite so far. It started off like a beautiful walk through the forest, made me think of Joseph Smith and the reverence that can be found in nature.
Things started going up hill quite fast and so we gave the birthday girl a quick break before conquering the rock climbing part.
This is real hiking to me. The kind where you have to use your hands to get up the mountain. The pictures don't do it justice, but this was looking straight up at Kaleb. Getting down was the hard part. We were half way there at this point.
The views were incredible the closer we got to the summit. I mentioned in my last post that we live in the Lakes Region, you can see why behind me. That lake is Winnipesaukee.
Here's another shot of Kaleb having to use his hands to get up and over this giant boulder.
Here is another lookout spot as you get closer to the top. Kayla was less than energized at this point but I cheered her on.
Stevie (in yellow) and I climbing over another face. It was so much fun.
At the top. It took us about 45 minutes to reach the summit.
The whole gang. What a gorgeous view from the top.
The kids looking out over the lake.
See what I mean? Beautiful!
Carried little Benny with us to the top. He'll be making lots of trips with us so keep your eyes out for him.