This hike was to Colchuck Lake in Leavenworth and was by far the longest I have ever done at about 5 hours total. Yes, FIVE hours! The most I've done prior to that time is about half at 2 hours. Anyway, we made it through and I really feel as if I've accomplished something which is a great feeling!
Enjoy the photos and the laugh you'll have at the end!
Alright, so...this was the first glimpse at where we were headed. Yep, there is still snow up there. Nope, it didn't feel cool, AT ALL, when we got there. It was in the 100's in town that day and quite warm on the hike.
You are going to find (or you already know) that I love (to look at) water. I love the ocean, streams, even rain in the summer. This hike made me so happy as we had the sounds of water almost the entire way!
Here is my honey leading the way. I prefer he leads that way I don't necessarily slow him down but I think I did a good job at keeping up a pretty brisque pace during this hike. The website says it is a 6 hour hike and we did it in 5 hours and 8 minutes...woot, woot!
Yep, you get to see a photo of me too. I'm not looking great as I was sweating beyond belief but I was really excited to have made it to the top. Have I mentioned yet that going down was very difficult. I thought I was going to die. At one point I said, and I quote, "please God let it be over." The next thing I knew Todd was saying...I see cars...WOOHOO!!!
Here is what the view was like at the top. Pretty incredible, huh? We could have skirted around to get down to the lake but we were both tired, hungry and we were ready to go back down after eating a little something. Interesting fact about this photo...it was taken on my iPhone!
And here is your laugh for the day. This is me trying to figure out how to use my iPhone correctly and Todd, well...he was just being Todd. Hahahaha!