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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A-Z 2014 Challenge H is for Helado


Helado = Ice Cream
I needed some ice cream after this hike!


Yesterday I took a hike up
Black Butte- I've been wanting
to do this for ages!


We first walked by Mt Shasta-
it has a bit more snow now...


Past the Eddy mountains...



Above is the summit ....


Ahead is the boulder strewn path...


On my left is a long drop....


I turned around at this point on the trail-
I wimped out! It was another 1000'
to climb and not quite a mile to the top.
But as my hiking friend said when
he got back from going to the top-
"I should have stopped too"
I guess the path didn't improve and was
pretty difficult coming back down.
We both needed ice cream....two scoops!
Maybe a triple scoop ice cream cone!
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6 comments:

kaykuala said...

Ice cream is just rewards after that long hike! Beautiful pics Kathe!

Hank

Sandee said...

I would have gone too if there was ice cream after. I'm just saying.

Have a fabulous day. ♥♥♥

Leslie Tift said...

Nice pics!! A great hike..thanks for sharing

messymimi said...

It's beautiful, but i'm not sure i could have made it, either. A hot hike needs a cool treat after!

Stephen Hayes said...

After a hike like that I'd need ice cream AND an oxygen tent.

Celia said...

Gorgeous hike, great pictures, and I wouldn't have gotten that far, good for you!